Dessert Fail for the Ages

It was the day before Christmas. I decided to bring a dessert for the family to share at the Christmas Eve celebration. I failed so hard.

Last Friday, my intern made me a batch of these amazing Magical Coconut Bars. I had been wanting to try the recipe and she beat me to it. So, following her inspiration, I went ahead and tried my hand at it.

Note: If you’re going to make this recipe (and you should because it’s SO YUM!), follow the directions and USE PARCHMENT PAPER!

What transpired was nothing short of a mess.



Seriously, it’s a mess. The crust was left behind in the pan (see note above regarding parchment paper.) There was nothing “bar” shaped about this dessert. Now, don’t get me wrong, the flavor was amazing. I’m (not so secretly) eating some for breakfast right now.

That’s when I had a lovely little Christmas meltdown. I was so upset and distraught that my dessert had failed so much and that there was no way I could bring this to share with the in-laws. NO WAY.

That’s when Tony literally saved the day. He calmly took me to Whole Foods and guided me to the bakery case and helped me pick out a prettier dessert.


Thank goodness for Tony. If it weren’t for him, I would have probably dumped the dessert and freaked out a little more.

As we walked through Whole Foods, I turned to him and said, “Well, at least this will make for a good blog post.”

I guess you can make the best out of a pile of dessert fail.

And now off to brave the stores for some Day-After-Christmas shopping!



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