I made these no-bake goodies to give out before the holidays, and I heartily endorse them. The most labor-intensive part is melting the chocolate and/or caramel. Other necessities: stirring, spreading onto parchment paper, cooling, refraining from eating 10 cups of popcorn or an entire sheet of Samoa Bark in one sitting.
1. Samoa Bark – inspired by my favorite Girl Scout cookie. The recipe uses Lorna Doones, but I opted for Chessmen, which were totally delicious. You could probably use any flat-ish shortbread cookie with similar results. I *might* have reserved a bag of this just to nibble on myself.
2. Cookies and Cream Popcorn – I have somehow convinced myself (but probably no one else) that this is healthier than just eating piles of Oreos, because you’re getting a lot of popcorn, and therefore fiber, in your diet. Right?