Monday, 9 December 2013
Peanut Butter Bonbons
Pot of Gold chocolates stressful? There you are on Christmas morning and someone passes you the box and you have to examine the legend, figure out what you want, and then find the matching chocolate. All while your family is screaming, “PASS THE BOX ALREADY!” It’s like a relay race for the unathletic and easily-confused.
My sister would avoid the pressure by bypassing the legend and taking whatever chocolate caught her eye. Then, if she didn’t like it, she’d put the half-eaten chocolate back into the box before moving on to the next one. She'll try to deny this, but I’ve got the dental molds to prove it.
Speaking of chocolates, these homemade bonbons will no doubt take their place on caker Christmas platters around the world. They taste just like Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. And talk about easy! Why, these balls practically make themselves. Try making them with dry roasted peanuts for an extra punch of flavour. I guarantee you won’t find a single half-eaten ball.
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup icing sugar
1 cup finely chopped peanuts
3-4 squares semi-sweet chocolate
2-3 teaspoons butter
Mix first 3 ingredients together. Roll into small balls. Refrigerate 1 hour. Melt chocolate and butter in double boiler. Dip peanut butter balls in chocolate and refrigerate.
Source: A Commemorative Cookbook…with a “Pinch of History,” Whitby Psychiatric Hospital