Halloween is tomorrow and I still don’t have a costume (which is bananas by the way, VERY unlike me). Mostly because I’ve been way too busy with work and side projects. I’m just not feeling it this year. I think if I had the lure of candy, then I’d feel differently. I’m one of those girls who took the younger kids trick-or-treating with the underlying motive of getting my own bag of candy… because I was too old to go by myself. So lame. I pride myself on elaborate costumes, so really I am totally letting myself down this year.
Ok so follow my train of thought: Halloween makes me think of creepy candy, which makes me think of treats in the Wizarding World, which makes me think of Cockroach Clusters from Harry Potter. Actually… most things in life make me think of Harry Potter. Like watching How To Get Away With Murder (Dean Thomas is lookin’ goooood!), or my favorite Hedwig look-a-like owl necklace, or even my sister’s cat Ollivander. Harry is everywhere. So naturally I wanted to make something relating to my favorite character for Halloween.
If anyone knows me, then they know I’m a ginormous Harry Potter nerd. I love anything HP related, whether it’s the books (my favorite), the movies, or even fanfiction. I literally grew up with Harry, and his adventures lifted me up when I felt alone in the world. I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve reread the whole series- and each time it just keeps getting better.
I’m assuming the only people who will be interested in this recipe are parents who have kids who like Harry Potter OR fellow Potter nerds who geek out at anything relating to The Boy Who Lived. But let the record state that I wouldn’t touch these Paleo Cockroach Clusters with a ten foot pole if they were actually made from cockroaches. I grew up in Miami but I’m still deathly afraid of cockroaches (AKA giant palmetto bugs who are indestructible and refuse to be killed). I have nightmares about them in my bed. Clearly, I’ve been scarred for life.
Sidenote: Do you guys remember those bug lollipops they would sell on science field trips? They were like clear sugar candy with dead crickets inside? Who thought to make those?! You could feel the hair on your tongue as you were eating the lollipops. Blegh! I never finished a full one.
Anyway, if anyone needs me tomorrow, I’ll be hanging with Harry and drinking apple cider. Screw the sexy costumes, I’d much rather stay in my PJ’s.