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The Chico Walnut Tree

A house is only a house until you make it a home. We closed escrow two months ago, are about a week away from finishing renovations but planting this walnut tree in the ground makes this place feel like home to me.


About a year ago my son asked my father for his very own walnut tree. My son wanted to have a walnut tree just like his Papa B. After my father past away, my husband found a seedling starting to sprout up in the burn pile. My son took it and planted it in this red ...pot outside my parents house. We watched it grow last summer and make huge leaves. Then over winter it went dormant and we all wondered if it would make it.
Last time I was home, the walnut tree was starting to show buds pushing. So my son decided it was time to take it to our new house. We brought the pot to our house and found the perfect spot to plant it in the ground.
Yesterday, we dug a hole to begin planting it and it started to rain lightly. We struggled getting the tree out of the pot but we manag…

Almond Snickers Rice Krispies

Let me just tell you right now, these are so good and quite addicting! But so so so worth every bite. It's the beginning of holiday sweet tooth season, so you will want to add these to your recipe list.


Like most people out there on social media, my Facebook feed is often times overrun with recipe videos of the most delicious looking, oh so bad for you yumminess. Well a few weeks ago I saw Snickers Rice Krispies come across and they looked pretty good, then about a week later I saw them again and saved the recipe. Well Facebook is evil and when you save a video, it likes to remind you again and again of your saved video. After Facebook made me look at this video over and over again, I knew they had me hooked and I had to try it. I should just call this post, Facebook made me do it!


I will blame Facebook, but I did also think instantly of my almond farmer husband when I saw this recipe. He LOVES snickers. Like I find a few snickers wrappers a week in his truck. I bought Halloween candy and he automatically takes all the snickers out of the bowl for himself. I knew he would love this recipe, so I knew I had to make it for him.








The original videos I watched for this recipe had peanuts, which is what snickers uses after all. Peanuts though! Peanuts are a forbidden ingredient in my house. I do not buy them, I do not own them, I do not eat them. Nothing against peanut farmers, but I have a pretty good supply of almonds and walnuts. So why would I buy and eat a competitor nut? Well actually peanuts are a legume, not a nut, but you get my point. When I see peanuts on a recipe, I pretty much know I can substitute almonds and it will turn out like 100 times better. And guess what, they are still AMAZING!!!




The recipe is pretty easy and doesn't involve cooking really so it is a good one to try when looking for an easy dessert to bring to a party. In fact, I plan on bringing these to an end of harvest lunch we are hosting at the farm this weekend. That is if my husband doesn't eat them all before then. The only thing I had to cook was the melting the butter and marshmallows on the stove. Easy peasy!



The hardest thing about this recipe, those caramel squares. I seriously unwrapped over 50 caramel squares. That was so annoying! I understand if they don't wrap them individually they would all stick together in the package, but someone please come up with a different way to sell caramel.



The steps are pretty easy, make rice krispies, cut up almonds, melt caramel, melt chocolate, eat and enjoy! I did of course try a little something special on this batch and sprinkle a few extra almonds on top, this is an optional step for those almond lovers. I hope you all try this recipe and enjoy it as much as we did. The only problem will be trying to keep my husband away from them so I can bring them to the party this weekend!





Until Next Time,
Almond Girl Jenny



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