Thank you to everyone who entered my Quilting Gallery's Blog Hop Party and Sew Mama Sew's Giveaway Day giveaways and decided to follow. I'm still making my way through the entries, but I'm loving your travel suggestions and goals for 2012 so far. What a well-travelled and goal-oriented bunch y'all are!
As a thank you to everyone for participating, I thought I'd share one of my all-time favourite recipes. Unfortunately, my youngest son now has a peanut allergy so we won't be enjoying this treat this year. But just because we can't indulge in this chocolatey-peanutey goodness, doesn't mean you can't.
Fair warning: You won't be able to eat just one of these bad boys and you probably won't make just one batch. Don't say I didn't warn you. :)
Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls
2 cups peanut butter
1/2 cup butter or margarine
3 cups rice crispy cereal
1 lb (approx 450 g) icing/confectioner's sugar
600 g chocolate chips (approx. 2 bags of chocolate chips)
1) Melt butter and peanut butter in a large saucepan.
2) In a separate bowl, mix together rice crispy cereal and icing sugar.
3) Pour peanut butter mixture over the cereal mixture and mix.
4) Form into 1" balls and chill for 1 hour.
5) Melt chocolate in double boiler or microwave.
6) Dip balls in melted chocolate and chill.
Depending on the size of balls you make, this recipe will make anywhere from 50 to 100 balls. You may need more chocolate if you make very small peanut butter balls. Once the chocolate has hardened, they can be frozen.
So without further ado, the winner of the Advent Calendar is:
Congratulations Evelyn! You are a no reply blogger though, so I've left you a comment on your blog letting you know about your win. Please send me your address so I can send this lovely calendar your way.
I will be drawing the winner of the Charm pack tomorrow night so you still have until 5 p.m. EDT tomorrow to enter, if you haven't already.