I am lazy lately. Actually that’s only half true. I mean I am actually all but lazy. I work from 7 am till 10 pm either in my day time job or on my thesis or on the blog. I have breaks for food, basic cleaning of the apartment and myself or commuting but besides this I am pretty much working all the time! Don’t get me wrong, I am not complaining here. Quite the contrary is the truth. Cause for once it doesn’t stress me much! I actually make a good progress in all areas and I embrace it.
Yet with this amount of time in front of a computer screen some other things have to suffer. Like getting ready for Christmas. Like kitchen time. Like making Christmas cookies. I am okay with that all (because my mum-in-law makes awesome cookies and I’ll just sneak a few), yet the point came where the ineviteble happend:
I was invited to a Christmas party and didn’t have anything to bring!
I WAS INVITED TO A CHRISTMAS PARTY AND DIDN’T HAVE ANYTHING TO BRING!
I WAS INVITED TO A CHRISTMAS PARTY… Yeah okay that’s a bit too melodramatic now.
I know I should be above such things but I am vain enough to be not! The cocky foodie in me just can’t let pass a chance to spread my creations! So when I decided Saturday evening that I needed to bring something delicious to the Christmas party on Sunday afternoon I knew it had to be a really quick and easy fix! Why not make a staple of mine? One I like to gift for Christmas as well: CHOCOLATE CROSSIES!
This Chocolate Crossies recipe is idotically easy and all you need is 3 ingredients and 10 minutes plus cooling time. I am in love with recipes like this.
As a plus it’s customizable and people love it! And always a winner in my book, it looks a tiny bit more fancy than it actually is. Whip this up and pretend to go the extra mile for your friends and family while being a lazy bum, putting your feet up and relaxing instead!
Quick and Easy Chocolate Crossies
- 250 g corn flakes
- 600 g dark chocolate
- 1 tsp orange extract
- Give the corn flakes in a large mixing bowl and set aside
- In a waterbath melt the chocolate, gently stirring through from time to time*
- Once completely melted, add the orange extract and stir until fully incorporated
- Pour the chocolate over the cornflakes and stir through the mixture with a fork or spoon until all the corn flakes are completely covered in chocolate
- Take one spoonful of the mixture and place it on a baking sheet so that a small pile of chocolate covered corn flakes forms
- Repeat until all the mass is gone
- Let cool for an hour to a day
You can store the Chocolate Crossies in an airtight container for a few weeks
Now get fancy! Add 1 T Grand Marnier and 1 T orange zests for a fuller orangey flavor or add 1/2 a cup of sliced and roasted almonds for a bit more crunch - just make sure to decrease the amount of cornflakes or increase the amount of chocolate a little bit to keep a good chocolate to crunch ratio!
So while the pressure of bringing something time consuming and fancy to those parties is off my back now I have decided to cancel every obligation I had lined up for the next two weeks. I much rather focus on my work right now, order all my presents online and eat the rest of those lovelies all by myself! Okay I share with the hubby if he’s quick!
So far so good. Don’t get stressed, do whatever you want and let Christmas be a good time. My family will be pleased when I don’t turn up on the 24th being an explosive supernova of stress snapping at the tiniest thing. This will be a nice change in tradition. Maybe I even bring them some Chocolate Crossies 😉
What are your Christmas party coping strategies?
Do you have the tradition of brining something?
These remind me of my childhood! Everyone used to mix them with rice crispies but when someone mixed the chocolate with cornflakes it went to another level! I like the idea of more grown up ones though with Grand Mariner and roasted almonds – yum! Then again sneaking booze into treats is always a winner in my book!
Me too 🙂 I am all for boozing up desserts! You should try my Tiramisu sometime!
Three ingredient dessert recipe! Um sign me up please. Times two.
Crossies! The name is so, so cute. Can you believe I’ve never had cornflakes before?