Tuesday, November 30, 2010

What? You think I sit around all day just eating bon-bons?

Well, you're wrong...I *make* them, not *eat* them!

Peanut butter bon-bons, to be specific. From an old, family recipe for peanut butter Easter eggs, of all things. Hey, if it ain't broke, don't fix it, right?

Well, I thought I'd share this gem of a recipe with you, too. Make some, share them, ENJOY them!

Great Grandma Susie's Peanut Butter Bon-Bons

  • 1 pound (approx. 3½ cups) of 10x sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. evaporated milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1½ bags of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable shortening
  1. Line 2 large cookie sheets with wax paper.
  2. Mix the 10x sugar, evaporated milk, vanilla, butter, and peanut butter until well-blended.
  3. Roll the mixture into 48 1-inch balls and space evenly between the cookie sheets.
  4. Place the balls in the freezer to set while melting the chocolate.
  5. Using a double boiler melt the semi-sweet chocolate chips and vegetable shortening, stirring frequently to prevent scorching.
  6. Using a fork, or kebab skewers, dip each ball into the chocolate quickly, coating completely.
  7. Place the coated candy back on the cookie sheet.
  8. Repeate steps 6 & & until all 4 dozen balls are coated with chocolate.
  9. Allow to set up completely.
  10. Store in an airtight container.

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