I am a chocolate fiend. Most of the time, I can resist the temptation, but Easter and Christmas candy are more tempting than the rest. I bought some Christmas candy last week. Joe ate it all.
That was me choking on my lie.
I didn’t feel all that guilty about buying the candy though, because I bought Hershey’s kisses. Every Hershey’s purchase contributes to the Milton Hershey School where I was a student teacher.
If you don’t know about the Milton Hershey School, you should check out the Hershey Legacy website. The Milton Hershey School gives kids a chance to break the cycle of poverty by providing them with an excellent education. It is an amazing opportunity, and I loved the kids I worked with there.
I bought Hershey’s kisses, so it was really more of a charitable contribution than a highly caloric indulgence for myself, right? Allow me to believe my rationalization, okay? Anyway, I got Candy Cane Kisses and Cherry Cordial Kisses, and both of them had amazing-looking cheesecake recipes on the back. Cheesecake is Joe’s favorite, so I’m going to pick up another bag of Candy Cane kisses to make the Candy Cane Swirl Cheesecake for his birthday next week.
Photo courtesy of Hershey’s
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