“Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It’s not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything”
I came across this quote a few days ago and I had to smile when I read it. So true.
Because of what I do, I have the chance to meet lots (and I mean lots) of people. My niece often jokes around because every time we’re out together, I bump into someone I know. “How can you know so many people? You’re so popular!” she says. And I understand how it might look that way in the eyes of a teenager… but in reality, it doesn’t mean a thing.
It doesn’t mean a thing, until some of the people you meet by chance, become more than just acquaintances. When you’re lucky enough to make an immediate connection; when you’re not afraid to share and be yourself; when things just flow effortlessly; when you know a new friendship is born. You don’t plan it. You don’t expect it. It just happens.
And if life has taught me something over the past few years, is that when those opportunities appear in front of you, grab them, don’t let them pass you by. Because true friends, like good chocolate, are one of the best things life has to offer.
- 6oz good quality dark chocolate, chopped (here we used Scharffen-Berger 62% Bittersweet Baking Chocolate)
- 1/4 cup raw pumpkin seeds
- 1/4 cup fresh pomegranate seeds
- To melt the chocolate, fill a pot with water and bring to a simmer. Put chopped chocolate in a heatproof bowl that fits over the pot. Stir occasionally until the chocolate is melted (make sure water doesn’t get into the chocolate)
- Remove it from heat and spoon over a whoopie pie pan, (see note) sprinkle with pumpkin and pomegranate seeds and freeze until chocolate hardens
If you don’t have a whoppie pie pan, line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spoon about a tablespoon of melted chocolate per coin. Lightly spread it with a butter knife of a spatula to form a circle