Thursday, December 10, 2009

Christmas Baking

Every holiday season, my mother would make the same holiday cookies and treats in large batches then freeze them so they would actually last until Christmas. My dad, sister and I would inevitably get frost-bitten fingers from sneaking so many treats out of the deep freeze. To me, Christmas isn't the same without shortbread cookies, peanut butter balls, peppermint bark, butter tarts and nanaimo bars. And to this day, I still prefer them all in their frozen form. However, now that I am trying to be gluten free, it means that I am going to have to find some alternatives to these... for now though, at least I can still have the peanut butter balls!

Mom's Peanut Butter Balls
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup icing sugar
1/2 cup fine chopped walnuts
1/2 cup rice crispies, crunched
6 squares semi sweet chocolate
1 tbsp butter

1. Mix peanut butter, icing sugar, walnuts, and rice crispies. Chill for 15 minutes.
2. Melt chocolate and butter over hot water (dutch oven)
3. Roll dough into balls and dip into melted chocolate
4. Chill on wax paper

1 comment:

  1. I love Christmas baking in frozen form, too! It's tradition! Nice post :)