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).