Monday, January 2, 2012

What I made on Christmas Eve when a last minute call from the funeral ministry came

The phone call started with.... I know it's Christmas Eve and I know its a bad time, and I know you're busy, and I know this is a lot to ask but...We've had a death in the church and the funeral is on Christmas Eve.... 

I've committed to myself that when anyone asks for food I will not say no. And  in the past 10 years, I've only declined one time (when I had pneumonia).  I quickly offered my usual, fried chicken. Then added dessert too, after hearing what an effort it was to round up people willing to cook and deliver on Christmas Eve. 

The perfect reason just presented itself  to make disappearing peanut butter balls (from Sheila).

Mix 3 cups of crushed rice krispies (I didn't bother crushing mine) with 1 pound powered sugar, 2 cups peanut butter and 1/2 cup melted butter.

Roll into balls. (mine were way too big- next time they will be about a third this size.) Park them in the fridge for a little while to harden.

Mix one bag of semi-sweet chips with 6 bricks of vanilla Almond Bark (Sheila said use Candi Quick but I couldn't find it.)

Microwave until melted and smooth and let the little balls take a dip in the warm chocolate spa.

After their swim, let them  rest on parchment paper and dry. Keep in airtight container.

This recipe makes A LOT. I had plenty to deliver, plenty for my own Christmas day dinner and still more to take to work and share (they made me a very popular person).


Sharon said...

What a wonderful thing to do!! A funeral at Christmas..that has to be rough...I probably would have scrambled to get something cooked too! You are a gem!

gin said...

you are a very popular person -- with a good heart!

Sheila @E2gather said...

Bobbie, you are such a sweet heart! You are a true servant! Oh good Lordy are these not the bestest balls ever?! Yours look amazing...I drooled a little on my keyboard ; P