Sunday, December 21, 2008

Happy New Year!

As a year-end treat I want to share with you a sweet treat that we enjoy each year. Many years ago I married into a family that has brought me much joy, laughter and friendship over the years. And along with all of that this wonderful family seems to have had that special touch in the kitchen which I have tried to incorporate into our own home.

You probably weren't aware but most of the recipes featured here have come from these very same relatives and today is no different. Today's Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Balls were stolen from my sister-in-law Sandy. Famous for her late-night chats, she's always a wealth of ideas, stories and advice.

So here goes.....

2 cups peanut butter
1 cup margarine
1 pound confectionery sugar
4 cups rice krispies
2 cups chocolate chips

colored sprinkles

I use my large teflon coated wok to melt the margarine. Add peanut butter and melt together on low heat. Remove from heat. Add sugar and then rice krispies stirring with a wooden spoon to combine well. Mix with hands if necessary.

Form balls and place them on cookie trays lined with wax paper (or grease the sheets). Place in refrigerator for approximately 20 minutes to harden. Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler. Dip tops of balls in chocolate and then sprinkles as desired.
Return to refrigerator.

Happy New Year to you. May you enjoy God's richest blessings in 2009.


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