Vegan Cracker Candy
Cracker Candy (also known as Christmas Crack) is one of those things I didn’t discover until adulthood. Then, of course, I’m like “where has this been all my life?” There are three things about Cracker Candy that make it perfect: 1) it’s cheap and easy to make, 2) you can top it with any kind of nut, seed or garnish you desire and 3) it’s pretty darn delicious. Need I say more?
Typically, when I bake something I try to get it out of the house as fast as possible. I’m pawning off cookies, cupcakes, loaves of bread and half-eaten tested pie every other day. I’m not sure whether the neighbors hate me or love me…. However, this cracker candy remains in my fridge. It’s hard to give it away when it just hits the spot after a very long week.
I had given myself a ton of credit for getting the holiday cards ordered before December 1. That’s a record for me. I even got about 80% of them addressed. So, I headed to the post office to pick up holiday stamps. A sign on the door read: “temporarily out of stamps.” I didn’t worry, however, since I am so far ahead of schedule. So, I went next door for my next errand. Friday groceries. Friday groceries are those staples that just get you through the weekend – bread, milk, eggs, some fruit and a box or two of cereal. I had six things on my list. The grocery store was out of four items. They did not have the bread my kids like or the milk they drink. I took a deep breath because it wasn’t even noon, so I was ahead of schedule.
My last stop was to the bookstore. I wanted to pick up a gift book for a friend and I knew just what I needed – I had done the research in advance and just had to pick it up. When I asked the clerk if she could point me to it, she typed the title into the computer and said: “I’m so sorry. It looks like we’re out of stock on that title.”
Clearly this was a day I should have just stayed in bed. But, that’s what cracker candy is for. I got home and treated myself to one gorgeous piece (OK, maybe I had two) and the world was alright once again. Hooray!