I have no card to share today, because I spent time making candy. My mother was an excellent cook, baker and candy maker. Although I inherited all of her recipes, I did not inherit her cooking genes. So I never tackled her divine divinity or fabulous fudge. But I do make this easy-peasy peanut butter confection. Her original recipe was written on a scrap of paper, like so many of them, and was nameless. We just call it “Momma’s Candy”.
It is one of Brady’s favorites. Although my parents passed many years before he was born, I try to share things about them so that he gets a sense of who they were. One day, when he inherits the old wooden box filled with hand-written scraps, I know he will appreciate the woman behind them and the sacrifices she made living on the farm. Her birthday is in a few days. She would have been 95 this year. This recipe is one of her “modern” ones from the late ’70’s. I hope you give it a try!
1 Package Almond Bark
2 Cups of Super Chunky Peanut Butter
2 Cups of Dry Roasted Peanuts
2 Cups of Miniature Marshmallows
2 Cups of Rice Krispies
Melt the Almond Bark according to package directions. (I use the microwave). When melted, mix in the Peanut Butter. Then add the dry ingredients, and thoroughly coat. Drop by spoonfuls (I use a tablespoon) onto cookie sheets. (I cover mine with wax paper to make clean-up easier.) Chill in the refrigerator. (I set mine out on the back porch to set.) This makes a large batch of candy, and is easy-peasy! I ended up with 72 pieces, not counting the ones I tested for quality control.
I documented today’s candy making spree so Brady will have the pictures to guide him when he makes this some day. I simply dropped them into the My Digital Studio Christmas Jingle template. After the Christmas rush, I will work on documenting more of his favorite simple recipes. Later I will compile them into a recipe book for him.
Thank you so much for stopping by today. And if you would like to see why some people on my Christmas card list will be receiving non-holiday cards from my stash, stay tuned this week. Three guesses as to what happened to the stack of Christmas cards which I left on the table. Oh by the way, would anyone be interested in a 7-month-old Boxer puppy? Until next time…