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04 May 2009

makin' good on a promise

I made chocolate peanut butter balls for the Beehive Bazaar this past weekend- (which was a huge success- thank you everyone who came and supported local handmade arts and crafts!). The kids were so mad when I packaged them all up and shuttled each and every delectable nugget out the door. I promised to make another batch on Sunday- and after my 4 hour nap (trying to catch up on months of too little sleep)- I followed through. Oh, the Peanut Butter Ball- basically a homemade Reese's Peanut Butter Cup (our family's favorite candy). These morsels would probably rank in my top 3 favorite treats of all time- #1 would have to be a cake or cupcake made by Stephanie (which can be purchase at Dear Lizzie in Alpine), #2 of course, homemade chocolate chip cookies and #3 these babies right here. Here is the recipe if you'd like to try them for yourself.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

1 cup crunchy Peanut Butter
1/4 cup butter softened
2 cups Rice Krispies
1 cup confectioners sugar
1 pkg. (14oz.) chocolate candy coating or 1 pkg. semi-sweet chocolate chips

In a large bowl, combine peanut butter and butter. Add Rice Krispies and sugar, mix until evenly combined. Portion cereal mixture, using a rounded measuring teaspoon. Roll into balls and set aside (hint- if you wet your hands slightly when rolling the balls, your hands won't get coated with the mixture, also the balls will hold a nice round shape). On top of a double boiler, melt the chocolate. Dip each peanut butter ball in coating, roll around and set to dry on waxed paper. Refrigerate until firm. About 90 calories per ball... so don't eat just one!

I went for a walk last night (in the rain with my dog and the podcast of This American Life) after I put the kids into bed. When I got home, this note was waiting for me.


VaLene said...

Mmmm. Those are in my top of favorites, too. Your kids write the most hilarious notes I've ever seen.

Jaime said...

Hi, I don't know you, just passing through and had to stop and say how freakin funny that note is! haha Love your blog!


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