{This is just a little "spin off" of my PoeFam blog that is a home for my domestic attempts...recipes, house stuff and more! It's named after my mom's mom, Miriam Elizabeth Davis...better known as "Gackey!" She was a lovely lady and oh so domestic. So, follow me as I try to fill her shoes...or, better yet, wear her apron!}

Friday, December 19, 2008

Christmas Treats

This year, as part of the church staff's Christmas gift from the Poe Fam, we decided to make Matt's favorite Christmas treat...Peanut Butter Balls! His mom has made them for years and he insisted that we make our own batch this year! We also made some yummy Brownie Truffles to add some variety and packaged them in the cutest little boxes from Hobby Lobby. With the help of my two elves, they turned out really yummy and pretty fancy looking! ...And, they're easy as can be...just prepare for a mess!

Rolling and dipping away...

Brownie Truffles...

Peanut Butter Balls...

In the box...
Ready to go...after a cute tag and ornament are tied to the handle...

Brownie Truffles

1 box of brownie mix (with Chocolate Syrup Pouch...Betty Crocker)
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons light color Karo Syrup
Coatings/sprinkles/nuts of your choice

In a large bowl, stir together dry brownie mix, chocolate syrup from pouch, the water and syrup until well mixed. Scoop 1 tablespoon of the brownie mix and roll mixture into a ball. Roll ball over topping to coat the entire ball. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. (Makes aprox. 28 truffles) Chill in refrigerator for 1 hour. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

{Can be stored 3 to 4 days at room temp , 1 week in the refrigerator or 3 months in the freezer!}

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Peanut Butter Balls

1 lb. powdered sugar
lots of peanut butter
little bit of water
Chocolate almond bark

Mix peanut butter, powdered sugar and water until you get a play-doh consistency. Refrigerate until chilled. Roll balls and dip in chocolate. Place on wax paper until set. Drizzle lines with chocolate to add detail! EAT EAT EAT! YUM!

1 comment:

ValleyGirl said...

What beautiful little yummy gift baskets!!