These are the D.C. Oatmeal Toffee bars. I choose a bar because a) I had all the ingredients in the house and b) easy peasy! One of my favorite candy bars as a kid was a heath bar. I love California Brittle from Sees and I can never pass up an almond rocca candy. Especially when the almond roccas get old and when you bite into them they are soft and almost chewy. My Aunt Harriet always had these in a bowl in her living room. I always ate more than I should have. My problem with candy, is that I cannot eat just one. I have no self control.
I always make my kids a “meal” when they get home from school. So this day was no different. My kids, except for Levi, inevitably come home with a full lunch box. I threaten them, at least once a week, that I refuse to pack them another lunch and that if they want to eat, they have to get up in the morning and pack their own. Well, 7:50 a.m. rolls around and they are doing what boys do best, nothing, and there I am, frantically packing something healthy in their lunch box.