Friday, November 5, 2010

Hankering for Heath

Happy Friday!

Did anyone else cash in on Halloween savings like I did? Wal-Mart had everything 90% off, which results in all you see below for just EIGHT BUCKS!

Wilton candy making kit, assorted swirled frosting, glitter icing, assorted sprinkles, tons of cupcake liners & picks, and tons of other cupcake goodies.

This week was a busy one! I had to go to a job fair in Fargo, ND to look for internships.


Unfortunately, most companies there were looking for IT or accounting majors, not marketing communications. But it wasn’t too big of a deal, I already have a few leads, and there was shopping to be done afterwards so the trip wasn’t a total bust.

I also spend a few hours this week planning for my upcoming “Cup of Comfort” cooking class. It’s all about soups, homemade bread bowls, tortilla bowls, and pumpkin bowls. I’m looking forward to this class because it’s been in the low 30’s here and soup warms me up! Plus it’s fun teaching passionate/aspiring cooks. Does anyone have any to-die-for soup recipes I should add to my class plan?

I need two more!


And did you think I forgot about this?


Never! :-)

It’s week 6 and here’s my newest cookie recipe fresh out of my kitchen!

Bonus: Only 5 ingredients


Heath Crackle Cookies



  • Your favorite brownie mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1 c Heath bits
  • 1/2 c pretzel crumbs, ground up in food processor


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Pour the brownie mix into a large mixing bowl.
  • Crack one large egg into the bowl.Add one stick of room temperature butter, cut up.Stir with a large wooden spoon. Then stir in Heath chips. The dough will be thick.


  • Form 1-inch balls of the chocolate dough and roll in pretzel crumbs. Place on your cookie sheet. Space each one about three inches apart.
  • Bake for 11 minutes if you prefer soft cookies. Bake an additional minute for crunchier cookies.
  • Remove the cookies from the oven. Allow them to cool for about 10 minutes.

Recipe notes:

This recipe was a success—I loved the idea of sweet chocolate covered in salty pretzel crumbs. Good thing I came up with it during Management class. Oops :-)


Erica said...

way to cash in on the sale!!! And a soup cooking class? I'd be all over that. My favorites:

Black bean (so easy):

Cream of Cauli:

Krista said...

I think it's so cool that you're teaching cooking classes! I just whipped up a potato leek soup that I'll be posting about later on. Mmmm

Love your cookies, too!

Kerstin said...

The classes you're teaching sound so fun! And what a haul for $8 - you're so ready for next year!

Katrina said...

I love after holiday sales.
Great cookie creation!

Sue said...

How fun to teach cooking classes! Your cookies look yummy!

Wow, you really hit the jackpot at Wal Mart!!! Good for you:)

Nicole, RD said...

I loooove Heath bits! Best candy! Well, after Twix and Kit Kat :) But those are the top 3!! :) You know I love your cookie recipes....always TO DIE FOR!!!

Awesome bargains -- saving up for next year?! I always do that after Christmas :)

megan @ whatmegansmaking said...

oh my gosh, how did I miss that wal-mart sale??? Great job on the savings :)

Kelsey said...

i totally went to Walmart for the halloween savings but most of the stuff was all gone. they had a few gift bags and pumpkin carving tools but i was hoping to find the cookie cutters!! oh well, i know next year to go RIGHT after halloween asap!

Ian Low said...

nice site you got here :) .. thanks for droppin by too!

Shannon, Tropical Eats said...

i love all of your halloween posts!!! 90% off = best deal ever. you looked so cute in your costume!!

for some reason in college the org i went with for job tours always went to accounting/financey firms too! Felt like the marketing peeps were getting jipped =[

Erin said...

Your cookies look delicious! You can't go wrong with Heath!!! And your loot that you found at 90% off is impressive! I wish I would have thought to go out and buy up the savings!!!

brandi said...

wow you got such great halloween stuff!

Jessica@tastyandtrim said...

Your outfit is SO cute - love it!! My mom took advantage of the after-Halloween sales and bought about 20 Halloween popcorn balls on clearance at Walgreens! Those heath cookies look so yummy. I could demolish a few of those right now :)

sophia said...

I love your look so stylishly professional! I HATE that all the jobs out there are for IT and accounting....and then those that are to do with communication, is all unpaid. Guess we comm and journ majors are doomed to a low salary!