a simpler sound.

Cravings.

Sometimes you just crave it.  You need that quick fix. It hits you out of nowhere; this guttural sensation.  Nothing else can satiate your appetite...


but CHOCOLATE.


[Allright, now you can all get your heads out of the gutter]






I don't consider myself to have a sweet tooth.  In fact, my tastes almost always lean towards the salty. But every so often, I'll find myself in desperate need for dessert. 


My cravings start up well after dinner, so rather than making a late night run to the grocery for baked goods or a pint of ice cream, I tend to whip something up myself.  I have this weird notion that if I make something from scratch, the calories don't count [or at least they're slightly more justifiable]. 


Here's a photo of one of my fastest desserts ever made: my Dark chocolate peanut butter truffles.  Basically it's one part chocolate [I like to use dark or semi-sweet] and two parts creamy peanut butter, melted over a double boiler together [you can also do this in the microwave, but you really need to watch it since it only takes a couple seconds in the wrong direction to burn and cause catastrophe to your sweet treat].


Then, I refrigerate this combination in a bowl [you can attempt to speed this up in the freezer, but make sure it's not in a glass bowl- it can crack]. 


Then, just use a melon baller or measuring teaspoon, and scoop out small bites.  Round them in the palm of your hands and roll them in crushed pecans or cocoa powder for an instant dessert.  It's actually a decent post workout snack [just one truffle!] since it's got great protein from the peanut butter and pecans.