We are getting a little low on funds here in Jo's house. We are paying two of everything, until we get our Minnesota home rented. So, when I say money is tight, it is tight with a capital T!
But, even though money is tight and I have only bought groceries once in a month and half, I am starting to realize what an abundance we actually have. We have had plenty to eat every day. We have had 1-2 loaves of fresh baked bread to go with our free range chickens, deer, elk, and wild boar meat (all from the great hunting men on Hubbins side of the family and some of his co-workers) . Some of my nieces and nephews gleaned a huge box of potatoes from the field for us. We have rice, pasta, oatmeal, whole wheat flour, beans, lentils, and every spice imaginable. I had several big bags of frozen vegetables, and even a case of butter in the freezer. But, the thing that has made this 1 and 1/2 months so great is the case of peanut butter, and the case of Nestle Toll House chocolate chips. We have had a little sweet treat every night. As we have continually run out of ingredients one at a time such as milk, eggs, white flour, etc. I have had the chance to search for new recipes that fit my ingredient list.
Tonight was a HOME RUN. We will be making this again.
Aren't they pretty :)
1 12 oz jar of peanut butter-(remember I have a case)
3/4 c of brown sugar
3/4 c of butter (softened)
3 3/4 c of powdered sugar
12 oz of chocolate chips
This is where I changed the recipe a bit, and added 1/2 c peanut butter to the melting chocolate chips. I just think it helps the chips go a little farther, and makes the semi-sweet chips taste a little better.
mix the first four ingredients and roll them in to small balls if you like more chocolate or bigger balls if you like more peanut butter. then freeze them.
After they are frozen or you have melted the chocolate and peanut butter together in a sauce pan, pull them out and roll them in the chocolate.
make sure to lick your fingers lots. make sure to let your kids help. this is a super fun, messy, happy, treat making party.