Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Anesthesioboist's Chocolate-covered Peanut Butter Balls
Melt 1 stick of butter.
Stir in 1/2 c packed brown sugar.
-1 16oz. jar creamy peanut butter (about 1 1/2 c of PB - I use Peter Pan)
-1 1/2 to 2 c powdered sugar
-1 c graham cracker crumbs
-1/8 to 1/4 tsp salt
-1 to 2 tsp vanilla
and mix well.
Roll into 1-inch balls (about 50 of them) and chill.
Melt contents of a 12oz bag of semisweet chocolate chips with 2-4 Tb shortening.
Dip chilled balls into chocolate to coat, place on wax paper, and chill to set.
Let come to room temperature, then eat (they taste better at room temp).
Recommended non-edible treats of the season:
Books: Wishin' and Hopin' by Wally Lamb; The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey by Susan Wojciechowski; The Fourth Wise Man by Susan Summers; Two from Galilee by Marjorie Holmes; A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Movies/TV: A Christmas Carol (George C. Scott or Jim Carrey as Scrooge); Elf; By the Light of the Silvery Moon; The Grinch Who Stole Christmas; A Charlie Brown Christmas; A Pinky and the Brain Christmas; Little Women; The Nutcracker (Baryshnikov's or the new one by the Royal Ballet)
Music: John Rutter/The Cambridge Singers, Boston Pops, Vince Guaraldi Trio, Carols from the Yard, Candlelight Carols by the choir of Boston's Trinity Church
Places to visit: New York City, Canterbury Shaker Village (NH), and of course, BOSTON!