As much as I love Christmas and the New Year, one thing always drives me nuts when these magic moments go into the past: a look at my weight. I presume that most of you have the same problem, because who can refuse the sweet magic that is literally in front of you all the time during these ten days? And if you are a real fan of sweets – you have got yourself a problem This year, the holiday challenges were really serious. And how to keep your ideal weight when, day after day, you have treats like this on the table? First the beautiful Snowball Cookies , and after that the devine chocolate baklava from my good friend, and then Cannoli Cream Puffs for New Years Eve …and to end it all… Eclairs. Mission impossible! Somebody had to pay the price and this time it happened to be my favorite jeans. „Vera, what is happening, why are we so tight?“ shouted my poor jeans when I tried to put them on the other day. Of course, what I was most afraid of, was slowly starting to happen. My darkest fears had come true. The beam scale was showing that I have 1.5 kilos more then my ideal number. Oh, the misery! So, this meant that in the next month, I will have rigorous control of all the beautiful things that I could have eaten had I not been so greedy in the last few weeks. And so, after the decision was made, I had to say a festive “good bye” to my favorite treats. How? Well, of course with a sweet little desert which will not make much more damage, but will give me at least some form of satisfaction before I start the big battle. Hmmm what could it be? Of course, it had to have chocolate, so the search began from my chocolate Pinterest table. I quickly found a desert which fulfilled all my criteria! It was sweet, chocolaty and simple – Walnut Caramel Chocolate Turtle Clusters. Hmmm the only problem was that I had no Pecan in my pantry. Well, all right, it will not be much of a difference if we replace them with already prepared Walnuts. And in the blink of an eye, I had a great caramel mixture cooking, and at the same time, had a fight with my son who was making his own figures from the nuts that I had already prepared. And when the caramel was poured over the nuts and cooled off, the last step was pouring beautiful warm chocolate over all of that. „Good bye, my sweet treats” I was saying while I was munching the beautiful mixture of nuts, caramel and chocolate with my son and husband. „Does that mean that you will stop making sweet things for us“ asked my husband laughing and looking at my son Marko, who was also munching a peace of chocolate. These chocoholics are surely not going on a diet, so they agreed to share my part of the treats that you make and at the same time help my diet.