Thursday, December 24, 2009

It's baking time..YUM!!!!!

Chaz went and picked up a friend this morning to help with the baking and look....Garfield is already rubbing that tummy. He knows about all of the goodies we are going to bake.

I started a family tradition with the Chazman back in 2004. Every Christmas Eve day we do our holiday baking. We have such a great time together and he is becoming quite the chef!! We make several batches of homemade cookies and of course Santa gets one of each sat on his plate before we go to bed. Our all time favorite we won't be able to make this year due to all this rain. Our angel meringue puffs. I think though, we will have plenty of other wonderful goodies to gobble up.

With my coffee in hand, reading specs on and enjoying some really great post today, I discovered that several of us bake today. With that being said, I thought that I would share one of the Chazman's other favorite recipes with you. It's simple...easy and oh so yummy to eat!!!

Peanut Butter Balls

1 1/2 cup peanut butter (creamy or crunchy-either are GOOD)
1 tbsp. vanilla flavoring
1 lb. confectioners' sugar
Semi-Sweet chocolate pieces

Mix the first three ingrediants together until smooth and creamy. Chill in frig for about 30 minutes. Take out and make 1 inch balls.  (I like to make mine a bit smaller for the wee ones in the family...don't want them bouncing off the walls now do we) Chill on wax paper in frig for another 30 minutes. While the balls are chillin melt the chocolate pieces in the microwave. Remove the peanut butter balls from frig...dip in chocolate with a fork (this let's the extra chocolate slip thru so you don't have so much on each one) then place back on wax paper and return to frig to chill until set. They can be stored in an airtight container for about a week. (Like they are going to last that long...LOL)


I hope that you will try this yummy treat. If you have a easy, fun recipe..send it along in my comments. Who doesn't like to try new yummy goodies? Happy baking!!!  Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and yours. Until next time......(I'm coming Chaz...I'm coming to the kitchen now)



  1. I love anything with peanut butter! Sounds so yummy. The weather outside is so stormy that I think that getting in the kitchen is what the boys and I will do today. Merry Christmas!

  2. Merry Christmas to you too Deanna. Thank you for stopping by. I think it's a wonderful day to spend in the kitchen!!


  3. Have a wonderful, safe, and hearty Christmas! xo

  4. well, ya know from all the cooking it will surely be a hearty one..LOL My lil taste tester didn't even want any dinner tonight. Imagine that!!

    Blase'...I hope that you and yours have a very Merry Christmas!! xoxoxo

  5., I have got to try the peanut butter balls. I'm craving it since I'm pregnant. :) Thanks for the recipe.

  6. Ohh congratulations Crystal...that's wonderful. You are more than will LOVE the PB balls and I have more PB recipes if you need them..LOL!!