This past weekend P- and I celebrated 5 years of love by jumping in our car and heading to the ocean.
It was a true “getaway” weekend chalk full of mountain hiking, rocky beach walks along the Atlantic, watching local lobster fisherman, and sleeping in.
All the good stuff.
We chose Sullivan, Maine (close to Bar Harbour), as our vacation spot. It’s pretty much the closest place for us to get to the ocean, and with a bunch of suggestions we thought we’d give it a try. Plus, I had never been to Maine before!
And to top it off, this past weekend was Canadian Thanksgiving, so we spent the day eating a bunch of our favorite snacks and spending a ton of time together. Because when I think of the things I’m thankful for, it’s food and loved ones….so we ended up celebrating perfectly.
We’re home now, back to our separate cities (only 6.5 months left!!) and even though we’re apart, we still have a plethora of memories to look back on. If you haven’t taken a getaway weekend with your loved one recently (even if it’s in your own house away from others) I highly suggest you do it. It’s fun to just let all your commitments go and say “eff it” once and a while.
It’s coming up to the weekend so I thought I’d leave you with something chocolatey and delicious. The pictures show it, but these brownies are super fudgy and jam packed with freaking Snickers bars. I fell in love at first bite.
Chocolate + salty peanuts + caramel + nougat. HELLO LOVER!
Have a great weekend everyone!
- 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp fine sea salt
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 3 Snickers bars, cut into little bite sized pieces
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8×8 inch baking pan with foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
- Microwave chocolate and butter in large bowl for 3-4 minutes or until butter is melted. Whisk until chocolate is melted. Stir in sugar.
- In a separate bowl, whisk eggs, extract and salt together. Add this into chocolate mixture. Gradually add in flour and stir until just combined.
- Spread half the batter into prepared pan. Add an even layer of Snickers and cover with remaining half of brownie batter. Bake for 30-35 minutes.
- Remove to cooling rack. Allow to cool completely before cutting.
-Recipe adapted from My Baking Addiction
-Make sure not to over bake these!