While baking won't cure SAD (seasonal affective disorder), it can cheer us all up a little. It's a stress buster to relax elbow-deep in flour and it's spirit-lifting for those that you share the treats with, too!
Stresscake's Little Bites of Comfort Oatmeal Jam Bars might make you feel like erecting one of these guard snowmen in your yard so that you have more for yourself.
But the batch makes a lot and they're easy to make, so forget about the evil snowman and share!
This is what the bars look like on her blog:
And here's how they turned out for me!
Okay, so somehow my camera ate all the photographs of the finished product. Because they looked that delicious? Anyway, my bars looked very much like her picture, so I was pleased.
I'm 20, I can't buy alcohol in this country. I also don't like the taste of alcohol and my roommates both don't drink for religious reasons, so we don't keep alcohol in the apartment. No loss, the bars were amazing without rum!
These were a huge hit at my Thursday evening class party/study group (only at Harvard can that be a thing) and I think my classmates are thoroughly impressed.
Shhhh, don't tell them how easy these are to make.
Or that I used Smucker's jam. So not hipster, ya know.
When were (are) the holidays over for you?
How do you keep balance in your life when you're busy?
How often do you bake?