One of my very favorite Christmas memories as a child was my mother’s baking. She made all kinds of treats and laid them out on the dining room table in the weeks before Christmas. Since Zoe is about the age I was at this time, I wanted to be able to provide those same memories for her. So a week or so ago, we all got together for a Bake-a-thon and turned out some amazing treats. They are probably even better than what I had as a kid. So over the next week leading up to Christmas, I am going to share some of those recipes from my childhood with you. And a few that I have added over the years too. . .
First up? Well, it’s called Reese’s candy. But I didn’t use Hershey’s bars. So maybe we should call it Andie’s Candy. Te he. If you love Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, you will die over these. As a plus, they are amazingly easy to make and the kiddos will have fun helping!
2 cups of either creamy or crunchy peanut butter (I chose Nature’s Best creamy because it’s Sean’s favorite brand and I don’t like nuts in my mouth. . .)
One stick of butter, melted
One box of powdered sugar (with the substitution of the Cadbury’s, I am actually going to cut this to half a box next time I make these. . .)
6 regular sized Cadbury’s chocolate bars (You should be able to find these in the chocolate section at your local grocer, but if not, try the international food section. Really don’t use Hershey’s. Hershey’s sucks. Sean calls it melted wax.)
Mix peanut butter, butter, and powdered sugar all together and press evenly into a 9×13 pan. Melt the chocolate bars slowly to avoid burning and pour on top of the peanut butter. Let cool on the counter for 10-15 minutes and then refrigerate for 1-2 hours. Tip: The chocolate will get VERY hard in the fridge. So be sure to let it sit out for a few hours before you plan to cut it into pieces. Otherwise, it’s going to crack.
And there you have it. Easy right? I told you!! Besides, I don’t have time to write a long blog today. Tehe.
Til next time, have a drink for me!! And don’t make it eggnog. I hate eggnog. . .