One of my favorite food blooger’s favorite food blogs became one of my favorite food blogs too.
So I might follow a few food blogs. And by a few, I mean there are about 75 or so that I check daily for new posts. I have an addiction.
How Sweet It Is was the gateway blog for my addiction. I stumbled upon her Cheesy Corn Chowder recipe and became hooked. She introduced me to other food bloggers through her Currently Crushing On feature that runs on Saturdays. Then those bloggers introduced me to other food bloggers, then I started trolling link-up parties for more blogs to follow.
So How Sweet It Is introduced me to Take A Megabite‘s blog. She is creative, funky, spunky, adorable, and has a fun quirky vibe that I admire, but can’t quite pull off myself. She’s also local to me. I stalk her blog on the daily too.
Back in January, when I was very pregnant and very trapped indoors due to snow and ice and swollen feet, Take A Megabite, aka Megan, posted her Chocolate Crunch Bars recipe all nonchalantly.
She was all “make these crunch bars for your daily chocolate needs. They help! I promise it!” And, “perfect for chocolate emergencies.” And I was all, “yes, this is a chocolate emergency!” And, “good to know other people have daily chocolate needs too.”
So I made a batch and ate a batch. Not the whole batch. I did let my kids have a bit and my parents and my husband. But not more than “a bit” because these were mine.
Because I did share them with my kids I had to modify the recipe slightly to remove the peanut butter. Technically, our son is not allergic to peanuts, however watching your kid lie helplessly in the pediatric ICU from an anaphylactic reaction to a tree nut makes a mom hesitant. So per doctor’s orders we avoid all peanuts and tree nuts because of the risk of cross-contamination.
I replaced the peanut butter with soy butter instead. They were still delicious with a big glass of cold milk.