Friday, December 16, 2011

Sharing Our Tradition

Guest Writer: Amy Hamblin

You all read my entry on traditions, right?  Well then you all know that I think that they are an important part of the holidays and of leaving a family legacy.  If you don’t have any traditions of your own a good way to start  making them is to borrow some from others and try them out and see how they fit your family.  Today I will lend you one of ours, making Christmas Bon Bons.

All you need is:
 ¼ cup butter
1 cup peanut butter
2 cups powdered sugar
A bag of chocolate chips
(easily doubled for twice the yumminess)

Mix the first three ingredients in a bowl until it is thick enough to roll into balls.  Next, rolls them into balls. 

Now comes the tricky part.  You have to double boil to melt the chocolate chips.  I don’t know if double boil is the technical term but that is what I call it.  You put a bigger sauce pan on the bottom with a little water in it and a smaller one on the top with the chocolate chips in it.  Heat the water enough that it melts the chocolate but you CAN NOT let any water in with the chocolate chips or it will ruin the chocolate.  

When it is all melted and is nice and smooth you can roll the balls in the chocolate and completely coat.  Put them back on a cookie sheet and put them in the fridge until they have hardened.

Yum, Yum, Yum!  Now you are ready to eat some and share some with a friend

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