But one day it happened. It started out like any other normal day. I never suspected what was to come.
I think the culprit was curiosity, but it’s hard to say. Like with most addictions, some of the specifics become fuzzy. Maybe I thought I was stronger than I truly am. Maybe I thought I could try it just once and walk away.
But like for so many others, it just didn’t happen that way. By the end of the day I was deep into it and there was just no turning back.
How you know you’re addicted to Candy Crush Saga:
*You wake up in the middle of the night and sit bolt upright because you swear you heard that whistling song.
*You’re in the kitchen baking and instead of concentrating on what you’re making, you’re trying to figure out a way to get all of the ingredients to the bottom.
*Your kids look at you like you’re crazy when they ask for a Peanut Butter Sandwich and you’re mumbling something like “must clear the jelly”.
*When stuck on a level forever and you run out of turns with just one jelly left to clear, you consider throwing your laptop into a wall.
*Every time you shut your eyes you see a brown truffle covered in colored nonpareils.
*Once you shut your eyes and see that truffle, you spend the rest of the night trying to figure out how to get it next to an individually wrapped hard candy in the hopes that you can blow them both up.
Homemade Peppermint Patties
*You’ve lost all pride and have taken to begging everyone you know to help you get your next fix . . . I mean another life.
*You wake up every morning full of hope, knowing you can beat this thing. But the minute you get on Facebook that damn striped candy is sitting there taunting you. And once again you click.
*You’ve banned the words “sweet”, “tasty”, “delicious” and “divine” in your home . . . and you bake.
*You panic your husband when he hears you sitting there glued to the laptop muttering “I need a new life”.
*Whenever you see something heart shaped, you wonder why it’s not crying.
*You offer your older son a million dollars to beat level 86 for you.
So if you’re ever looking for me, you’re sure to find me on level 125. Pretty much for the rest of my life.
Hello, my name is Karen, and I’m addicted to Candy . . .
PS: It's a good thing I ❤ you, Bonnie!
NOTE: Make these candies into Hidden Peppermint Patty Cookies! Click here for the recipe: Put It On The Calendar
Homemade Peppermint Patties
1 cup Sweetened Condensed Milk
2 tsp peppermint extract
1 tsp vanilla extract
Approx. 5 cups powdered sugar
Chocolate candy melts (about 14 oumces)
Dark chocolate chips (about 1 cup)
*Stir together the Sweetened Condensed Milk and both extracts.
*Mix in 4 cups of powdered sugar and keep adding more sugar until you have a sticky dough.
*Cover a work surface with powdered sugar and knead the dough until it’s no longer sticky.
*Roll the dough, about a rounded tablespoon at a time, into balls. Flatten with the palm of your hand.
*Put into refrigerator for about an hour, so they firm up. Be sure to refrigerate them individually, not on top of each other.
*Melt the candy melts and the dark chocolate chips together according to package directions. Lay each patty individually onto a fork, dip into the melted chocolate and place onto parchment paper in the refrigerator to set.
*You may need to store these in the refrigerator.