I had such grand intentions for Easter. There were going to be tiny egg-shaped carrot layer cakes (next year), and at least three kinds of homemade candy (someday). As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I was trying to come up with a perfect food-craft tradition to take the place of the traditional family egg dye. Amidst the chaos that was the last ten days, I found a couple hours on Tuesday afternoon to quickly make something.
The boy, at two and half, seems to be giving up his nap. This is a life-altering drag for the whole family. I have yet to figure out how and when I can get anything done. I think my to do list just needs to be scrapped, as it has outgrown standard size sheets of paper. The boy is no longer at all charming in the late afternoon, and poor Paul is picking up the slack, whisking the crazy toddler to the park at the end of the day so I can sit down for five minutes in a row, and then coming home to make us dinner. We're all tired and grouchy. But back there a few weeks ago I was excited about spring, damn it, so last Tuesday I whipped up some quick peanut butter eggs that I've been periodically snacking on ever since, putting us in peril of not having any Easter candy at all.
3/4 c. peanut butter (I used natural chunky salted. Add a pinch of salt if your peanut butter's unsalted.)
3/4 c. powdered sugar
1/2 c. cheerios-type cereal
1/2 lb. chocolate to coat (I used 70-some-odd-percent dark chocolate.)