As it is Hallowe'en today, a day typically filled with sugar laden candy, maybe you won't think of this delectable treat as anything but normal. I'm sure I'm not the only one whose sugar intake climbs a little higher in October and then again in December. I'm really not a sugar-aholic. I have two tiny spoons of turbinado in my coffee, a few peanut butter cups here and there but that is mostly it. Even the gum in our house is some healthy xylitol kind that is supposed to help our teeth. But lately I've been crazing a certain flavor from my childhood.
Last spring I somehow accidentally came up with this recipe while making something else.
1 cup brown sugar (1/2 cup is pictured here because I don't normally follow a recipe. I just add stuff until it tastes good. It was too creamy with just 1/2 cup of brown sugar so I added more)
2 tsp vanilla extract (for any gluten free worries about Vanilla see this post by Shauna)
Mix everything together in a bowl until it is creamy, grainy and looks heavenly.
I leave it in the fridge until it hardens and then I eat it by the spoonful with a small glass of milk, just like the olden days. Honestly to me it is one of the most incredible flavors that I have ever tasted. My eyes sort of roll back in my head when I take my first bite and usually I have to slap my hand to stop eating more after 5 or 6 bites 10-11. It takes away all my gluten free sadness away especially with the holidays coming up which is a particularly hard time for anyone with an allergy that adores food.
While the children are digging into their Hallowe'en candy booty this evening, I'll be snuggled on the couch under a patch work quilt eating my cookie-ish dough and drinking my milk and sighing with pure contentment.