By way of quick introduction, I have four little kids (Lila just turned 6, Abby and Zack just turned 4, and Alex just turned 1.) We spent six years in Boston while my husband went to graduate school. We recently moved to Connecticut where he started his first job (and I continued my mommy job of cleaning, cooking, loving, and playing…) Hopefully I can sharesome of our fun activities and ideas and a little bit of our crazy life with you!
With all the snow (and school cancellations) we’ve had here in New England we’ve had to get a little creative to keep ourselves entertained. This recipe is one of my favorites to do with the kids. Lila asked me if this snack was good for us. I laughed and said not really, but it sure is yummy!
Peanut Butter Fudge (yield: about 24 one inch balls)
1/3 stick of butter, softened
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup Karo syrup
2 cups powdered sugar (approx)
Mix butter, peanut butter, and Karo syrup in a bowl. Add powdered sugar until it forms a soft dough.
(It’s sticky. I let the kids try to mix it up themselves but I ended up having to do it for them.)
Knead the dough until all the sugar is mixed in and it isn’t sticky anymore.
Trust me, you’re going to want to make a batch for yourself, just in case you don’t want to have to share theirs (for obvious reasons!)
Shape dough into balls (about 1 inch).
Or… snowmen… or snakes… or pancakes… use your imagination. The kids really treated it like it was play-doh. Even the baby got into it!
If desired (and you should desire) drizzle balls with chocolate.
Place 1/2 bag of milk chocolate chips in a glass dish or liquid measuring cup. (Alex and I are really fond of Ghirardelli chocolate chips, it’s all I will use!)
Microwave chocolate chips for 1 minute. Stir, then microwave for 30 more seconds until completely melted. (Do not overcook or you will break the chocolate.)
Use a spoon and drizzle over peanut butter balls.
Refrigerate and enjoy!!
Note: I let each of the kids make their own batch and it was a little too much (mostly because I ended up eating it all after they were asleep!) Next time we do it I think I will let them each do half a batch.