Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Give Away

Don't miss the give away for the book You're Chronically Ill...So Now What? by Shelly Benoit Hendricks (of RenewedDaily) over on my chronic illness blog (you must comment THERE to be entered) - http://givenmeathorn.blogspot.com/2015/12/book-give-away.html

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Wheat-Free Christmas Treat

I am planning to try this what-free treat with my kids over their break in a few weeks. Don't want to loose it before then!

Aunt Donna' Peanut Butter Balls (via Linda Lindsay)
1 16oz jar creamy any seed or nut butter (peanut butter, sun butter, etc.)
1 cube butter or margarine
1 lb powdered sugar
3 cups crispy rice cereal.
Mix with hands. It will be crumbly. Squeeze enough to make walnut sized balls. Place on cookie sheet and freeze overnight.
In a double boiler, add 12oz semisweet chocolate chips, a large Hershey special dark chocolate candy bar (6.8-8 ounces), 1/2 of a stick of paraffin wax (In the canning section. I believe it is called parowax). Sounds wierd, but it works!
With toothpicks, dip frozen balls in chocolate mixture and place on wax paper. Using a spoon with chocolate to cover holes. Drizzle with extra chocolate to beautify, if desired. Store in container in fridge.
My previous photo showed 4 batches. Fyi, 3 batches of chocolate will cover 4 batches of PB Balls.

Photo credit: Linda Lindsay
My mouth is watering already! Can't wait to try!!! I anticipate this becoming a new Saake family favorite tradition.

A really cool idea is this reverse advent calandar, counting days until Christmas by giving instead of getting: http://eatnorth.com/eat-north/julie-van-rosendaals-reverse-advent-calendar