Monday, June 17, 2013

Addicted to Candy

I tried. I really did. So many of my Facebook friends had fallen, but I stood strong. There was peer pressure and I still didn’t flinch.

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.


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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.



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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 . . .

Bakinginatornado.com

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
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Ingredients:
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)

Directions:
*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.


46 comments:

  1. I refuse...REFUSE I TELL YOU...to play that game! It simply will not happen, despite all the invitations.

    Why?

    Because when I start playing a game, I, too, become addicted. And let's just say that addiction is next to impossible to break....

    I have almost 9 year olds, they can cook dinner, right?

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    1. I refused too. I really did. You better start teaching those kids some cooking skills.

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    1. Yes it is, and every time I go to a new level, you've already been there. Seems like I'll never catch up to you.

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  3. Hi, Karen. Welcome to the club. Sometimes... I hear the whistling too. It haunts my dreams... It's there when I'm awake. When it starts, I can't make it stop!

    How on earth did you make it past level 65? I've been stuck there forever! I tried to walk away once, back when I first started. The relapse was worse than the first time around.

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    1. I think level 65 got sick of me and finally beat itself just to get me to leave . . .

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  4. I hear ya....that stupid game is so ridiculously addictive that I have anxiety dreams about not being able to clear all the jelly

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    1. Me too. And of candy bombs and whistling ghosts . . .

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  5. Oh no, another one bites the dust... Those peppermint patties look divine!

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    1. My son absolutely loves those Peppermint Patties. That awful music from the game, though, he can do without.

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  6. oh no...you've become one of THEM!!!! NOOOOOOOOOO After I had Anthony and while I pumped, I would sit at the computer and play stupid games...I got so ridiculously addicted, that I had to quit cold turkey. I then became addicted to writing fan fiction and now blogging. I know I can NEVER open up a game request, for I will sucked in and gone forever.

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    1. I tried so hard not to be one of them, but yes, I'm afraid I am. I got sucked in and am gone forever.

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  7. Oh, I must be crazy. I thought you was talking about a crush on candy (sweets) but from the comments it looks like you are referring to some addictive game. Is this so or have I lost the plot here? What am I missing Karen?

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    1. Yes, it's a game. Everyone seems to be playing and it's very addicting. But yes, I do admit to a crush on sweets as well!

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  8. Ugh ... I refuse to do it! I get so many requests but I know once I start I won't stop either so I just ignore it :)

    ¤´¨)
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    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo
    Raising-Reagan.com

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    1. You're smart. That's what I said. Lets see if you can continue to hold out!

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  9. LOL!!!! I just started playing Thursday and it has already become an obsession!!!! This one happened to me so many times already .... "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." Maybe I should get intervention now?!

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    1. I guess I should extend my condolences? Either way, you won't be the only one getting an intervention, you'll be in good company!

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  10. I love that you wrote about this! I am also very, very addicted to this blasted game! I'm still a newbie and stuck on level 65! I hate this game, until I pass the level then I'm in love again.

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    1. So funny, the vast majority of my friends are telling me that they're stuck on level 65. So you may be frustrated, but you're in good company!

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  11. Same here. I just cleared 64 of this stupid jellys and ran out of moves.

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    1. SO frustrating. The biggest problem is that the games are supposed to be fun, and they are when you clear the levels. But when you keep trying a level over and over again it just ends up being frustrating.

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  12. LOL I blame my mother. She got me playing. Handed me her phone and said "here see if you can clear this level" I had no idea what it was. Then it snuck up on me! BAM addiction. Oh well looks like I'll be on 65 forever.

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    1. No matter how old we get every now and then we revert back to blaming our Moms, LOL! And the good thing about being stuck on level 65 is that you're in good company, everyone gets stuck there.

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  13. I am not touching that game with a 30ft pole! I have SO many requests and it's all the ladies at work talk about.. I swore off facebook gaming! I swore it off!!

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  14. I am so glad I have not gotten sucked into this yet! ALL my friends are and they keep sending me requests. The only candy I want is the real stuff--like the recipe you posted here....although I guess I wouldn't have to worry about gaining weight from chocolate if I played Candy Crush, right? Right?

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    1. Right! But it's nowhere near as tasty as the real stuff.

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  15. I get requests to play that game all the time and I just won't do it. Bejeweled Blitz used to be my vice and I almost had to go through a 12 step program to beat it. Hope you're having a great summer!

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    1. Oh, I know the Bejeweled Blitz addiction. I still haven't gotten over that addiction, I'm just adding this one to it!

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  16. I am stunned that I'm not a part of something that involves so much candy!! What's up with that? I guess it's best as I get addicted to things too easily ;) I was a crazy Farmville player..my husband thought (now he knows) that I was crazy. I'm still a Words-With-Friends girl, but I chalk that up to academics. Okay, no I don't.
    Hmm. Can you teach me to play??
    XOX

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    1. No teaching required, just jump in and abracadabra automatic addiction! But you DO know you don't actually get to eat the candy, right?

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  17. I have gotten request to play the game, but I stay away from it. I don't want to get addicted to it, because I know I will be playing it every chance I get.

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    1. Smart. Hope your conviction takes you further than mine took me!

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  18. LOL... My Wife!!! For more than a week, it was: "I'll never get off #97." Holy Smokes!!!

    Then, "I'll never get off #107." Just last night... "Ha!!! Got it!!!" Me: "Which one?" Her: "#110."

    Crazy stuff. Slu

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    1. I get it, I'm sorry to say. Kiss your wife goodbye, she'll never be the same again.

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  19. I must be the only person in the world that has not seen or played this game. I'm not into these games and don't want to start. I was into Angry Birds for a while and lost interest.

    Now I will have to chcek it out because of you!

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    1. I did the Angry Birds thing for a while too. Actually that gives me hope; Maybe this too shall pass?

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  20. My husband and I are both addicted but we are playing the same game so we pass it back and forth and share our lives. We were playing the first 35 levels and cursing all the things that came up but once it went to facebook, I logged on and we have been sharing the pain. Some days are better then others but we are in deep!!! I loved the post!

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    1. I can't believe you share the game. I'd never let my husband have a turn, I'd want to play them all myself. I guess the good news is that you do have someone to share the frustration with. My husband hasn't a clue what I'm talking about.

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  21. This is too funny!! I've stayed away from the 'candy' so far! Thanks for sharing on Marvelous MOndays!

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it, thanks for stopping by.

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  22. I love peppermint patties so I can't wait to try these. No longer a gamer, did it and had t quit - too time consuming. I know I could not start up again, or I would be addicted.
    Have a wonderful week,
    Bev
    @ Eclectic Red Barn

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    1. I think I have to quit too, or at least I keep saying I need to.

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  23. I will never again hear whistling for the love of the mute button
    I will never again hear the battle cries I muttered while trying to get past level 64
    I will never again open the lid on my Acer laptop because it snapped off when I threw it against the wall while trying to get past level 64
    I will never again live a normal life, because my world is consumed with matching two nonpareils so I can clear the board of green and get more damned BLUE candies to match.
    I'll be damned if I ever eat candy again.
    Who the hell am I kidding? Pass the peppermint patties

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    1. Ha ha ha I love(and hate) when the comment is funnier than the post! I tried so hard not to play this game. And I'm now living the meaning of the saying "rue the day" . . .

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