As I get older, it gets harder and harder to watch Teen Mom and keep a straight face. Although I love a good dose of trashy MTV, it’s hard to watch kids play “house” and not roll my eyes the entire time.
Especially when I hear a 17 year old say the words “financially responsible” while holding a crying baby and living in their parents’ house and flipping through prom magazines.
I also feel really old when I see teenagers talking to each other, but wearing headphones…how do they hear the conversation? Are they actually listening to anything in the headphones? Does their life need a soundtrack? Don’t they know that it’s rude to be ignoring someone while half-heartedly pretending to pay attention to them?
Gosh, I’m so not cool. Probably because I say “gosh.”
So I decided not to DVR the latest installment of the Teen Mom series. Yet, because I’m not recording it anymore, I’m still trying to catch it live. Then get mad when I have no idea what’s going on…which defeats the point of not recording it. I just can’t stop! But I have to!
Instead I’ll make “adult” treats. That’s what I’ll call them because I’d prefer to make them and feel fancy and grown up and not share them.
I saw chocolate-covered figs in Whole Foods last week. They cost slightly more than I make in a month (kidding), so I definitely would prefer to make them at home. Plus, when I make them at home…I can stuff them with cookie butter! Holla!
Yay for being a “financially responsible” adult. Take that!
- Semi-sweet or dark chocolate, melted
- Cookie Butter*
- Set up an assembly line with washed and dried fresh figs, cookie butter and melted chocolate. Set out parchment to lay finished figs on.
- Cut a fig in half, but not all the way through. Smear a small amount of cookie butter in the fig then softly squeeze the fig shut.
- Carefully dip the fig in the melted chocolate. Set the finished fig onto the parchment to set. Repeat with as many figs as you want! Enjoy!
- (creamy or crunchy, or Speculoos Spread or Biscoff Spread)
If you’re loving Figs as much as I am right now, you’ll love my Baked Fig and Almond Oatmeal too!