We were going about our usual, chaotic business one Sunday morning when we received a text message from a friend to say he'd been in hospital for an operation but he was back home now and did we fancy popping over to visit. Being housebound is lonely stuff, and not only did we head on out the next morning, we took a box of these: Rocky Road Crunch Bars.
Chewy, crunchy, chocolatey - what could go wrong? I know, as well as anyone, that this stuff soothes the soul and it was of course, happily received, as we sat and listened to the drama of a few days before.
This guy is always happy, even when he's showing off his surgery scars, but a square or two of Rocky Road with a cuppa has got to help, too.
Make it yourself, it's a Nigella recipe that you can find on her website, requires no baking - just melting a few ingredients, stirring together and setting in the fridge. It's ready to eat in about 2 hours.