I always did alot of Christmas baking ...and gave to family and friends. A few years ago my daughter in law wanted to bake too so we decided to do it at her house...her friend called and was feeling really down. Her mom was an alcholic and never did anything with her...so off my DIL goes and takes her up to join us! The next year the 3 of us were there and my DIL's mother shows up ..Oh I would love to make some of those...off we send her to the store!
Now there is 4 women in a very small kitchen...we did it through !
The next year I tell them, "ok, we are doing this at my place"...bigger kitchen, bigger fridge and a nice big front step! Yes, we needed it to keep our freshly made items cool! Hubby runs for cover...lol.
So it has become a tradition to spend the whole day making lots of goodies! Our list of goodies include: Peanutbutter balls, Mars bars squares, Short bread cookies, Sugar cookies, Oh Henry squares, Rocky Road bars, and Spider cookies. It will be on the 22nd of December this year.
The one that is the hit for all is the Peanutbutter balls....we make about 12 dozen of these little guys each!
I would love to share the recipe with you:
Makes about 6 dozen
1 1/2 cup smooth peanutbutter( I use the cheapest brand possible it mixes better)
1/2 cup margarine
3 cups icing sugar
1 1/2 cups rice krispies
2/3 cup of peanuts or coconut if desired
Cream peanutbutter and margarine!
Add the rest and cool in refrigerator.
Roll into small balls, place on wax paper on cookie sheet..
Melt parffin wax and choclate chips in double boiler.
Place toothpick in center of balls and dip into choclate mixture.
Place back on waxed paper..cool and serve!
"So Simple and Fun to make"...Enjoy!