I was the third child, the baby of the family, the only girl. Despite how many birthdays went past I was always too little to go shooting, too young to play in the cars and too small to ride the big motorbike.
Except on Sundays. This is when Dad and I would take the shaky old yellow Ute to the tip. On the way home, on that familiar dirt road, I got to sit on his knee and ‘drive’. It was the highlight of my week. Just Dad and I. I wasn’t the baby, I wasn’t the girl. I was grown up and there were no big Brothers hassling me out. It may have only lasted a minute or two, but I still look back on those trips and smile. I can even hear the George Jones song ‘He stopped loving her today’ playing in my mind. It was and still is a favourite of my Dad’s.
Sometimes I wish I could be that little girl again. The overdressed child with the long, perfect, ponytails. Hanging out in the shed with my dad, following him around, singing his songs and laughing at his silly ways.
Quick and Easy Peanut Butter Chocolates
- 6 tablespoons peanut butter
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil, soft or liquid
- 1/2 teaspoon concentrated natural vanilla extract
- pinch of salt
- 1 tablespoon coconut flour, sifted
- 100 grams dark chocolate, melted
- 1/2 cup crushed peanuts
- Place the peanut butter, honey, coconut oil, vanilla and salt into bowl, mix to combine. Add the coconut flour, combine. Spoon the mixture into the holes of a mini silicon muffin mould and place in the freezer to set.
- Once the peanut butter mixture is firm (approximately 1 hour in the freezer) melt your chocolate. Use two forks to dip the peanut butter cups into the chocolate and place them onto a tray lined with baking paper (it is a good idea to sit the tray in the freezer for 10 or so minutes prior to this step). Once coated sprinkle the chocolates with crushed peanuts and return to the fridge or freezer to set.
- Serve. Eat. Enjoy.