I have a slightly embarrassing story to tell.
There is an Aldi grocery store quite conveniently placed by my house. I often go there for my daily needs like their delicious ice cream sandwiches, granola bars, carrots, butter, bananas, you know how it goes. Well I also happen to love their Double Mocha Cappuccino.
There has been a crisis over the past two weeks….
Double Mocha Cappuccino has been nowhere to be found the past few weeks. Needless to say, I’ve been going through withdrawal. My life has been turned upside down. I’m not totally sure which way is up. I haven’t been eating raw cookie dough lately. I’m not really sure what is going on.
So I sent an e-mail to Aldi.
I won’t show you the exact e-mail because that is just TOO embarrassing, but it was something along the lines of “WHAT THE HECK IS GOING ON WITH THE DOUBLE MOCHA CAPPUCCINO!? I LOVE THAT STUFF”. I got a quite nice e-mail back from Aldi saying, don’t fear, the double mocha cappuccino was a seasonal item but has now turned into a regular, all-year product and should be on the shelves soon.
The day I see that stuff back on the shelves will be a quite glorious day. Until then, we can eat some M&M Cookie Bars. Their great by themselves and awesome crumbled over some ice cream. Make them if you know what’s good for ya.
M&M Cookie Bars
1/2 cup whole wheat flour (all-purpose is fine, too)
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract (yes, a WHOLE tablespoon)
1/2 cup M&M’s
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and lightly grease an 8 x 8 inch square glass baking pan.
- Sift flours, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Set aside. In a medium bowl, mix brown sugar, melted butter, and vanilla extract. Mix in egg. Slowly add in the dry ingredients and mix until fully combined. Stir in M&M’s. Spread dough in prepared pan. It will seem like a thin layer but it will bake up a bit.
- Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes. When done, let cool on cooling rack for about 30 minutes then cut into squares and enjoy!
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