I was born with a terrible sweet tooth. Every Halloween I'd pour out my pillowcase of candy and barter with my dad over my favorite fun size confections. Unfortunately for me, when ti came to chocolate, we had the same tastes. Rare as they were, when a mini Almond Joy or (even better) dark chocolate covered Mounds bar surfaced in the sea of confections a bidding war would break out. Most of the time my pop would simply claim the candy as 'unsafe' and confiscate the Reese's, Mounds, and Almond Joys. But I never gave up that thirst for that sweet coconutty candy, covered in chocolate. Then there was the day I discovered the Red, White, and Green coconut bars sold at the corner liquor store- here was a pure brick of sugar and shredded coconut; I was in heaven. For years I believed those were the best candy on Earth. Then, with some leftover coconut from an April Fools snack, Momma made macaroons. It was instant love.
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