Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Peanut Butter Balls and Oreo Truffles

Traci requested the recipe for the peanut butter balls I gave out on Christmas Eve...

2 lbs powdered sugar
3 cubes melted margarine
4 T vanilla
2 1/4 c peanut butter
Melted dipping chocolate

Melt margarine. In large bowl combine sugar, vanilla, and peanut butter. Roll into balls and place on wax paper on cookie sheet. Cool in refrigerator. When set, dip balls in melted chocolate. Place on wax paper and refrigerate until chocolate sets.

This makes A LOT of balls. I would only make the full recipe if planning on serving lots of people or giving away as treats. Obviously the chocolate I used (Nestle chocolate chunks) was not working with me and they didn't turn out as pretty dipped balls.

Oreo Truffles
1 package Oreo Mint Cookies
1 8 oz package cream cheese, softened
Melted dipping chocolate

Crush cookies into fine crumbs. Add cream cheese and mix until well blended. Roll mixture into one-inch balls. Refrigerate balls until firm. Dip balls in chocolate and let set.

I much prefer these to the PB balls. I gave these out to our friends for Christmas treats but wanted to do something gluten-free for the Riggs people. :) I used Baker's chocolate bark for these and it worked better (although not totally perfect).

Monday, December 21, 2009


i think i'm going to switch my recipe book from blurb (headache) to tastebook. you can use professional recipes as well as add your own to the mix. LOVE the idea.


if you haven't heard of it - check it out. you can add in ALL professional and/or add in as many of your own as you'd like as well! so, after i get this graduate school application in, i think i'm going to jump on that. {yes, two years after i started the other one! :( }

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


I was planning on making banana bread on Saturday to use up some bananas. However, Riley insisted that we have muffins, not bread. So, I did a search for a banana muffin recipe on Tasty Kitchen. I found THIS and they turned out very yummy! They're not really a "healthy" muffin, and I'm sure they wouldn't be as yummy without the brown sugar topping...but sometimes you've got to live a little. :)