Enjoying food again, from the family recipe box



I thought it would be fitting to start this journey, like reading a book. I decided to chose a recipe on the first page of the binder. I went through the 6 recipe choices and landed on these yummy, pop in your mouth dessert or snack.

This is my Great Aunt Martha’s recipe, I can tell my her penmanship but also the use of margarine versus butter.

As I read through the list of ingredients I had most everything I needed in the pantry, except the rice krispies and paraffin wax. I was unsure about why the need for wax. I placed a call to my Mother (she knows all), she told me that it was used to make the chocolate shinny. She does remember that there might have been edible paraffin that was available “back in the day”. My modern day solution to this was coconut oil. I used about 1 teaspoon for the 12 oz of chocolate. I also used butter instead of margarine. Aunt Martha was always concerned with the unhealthy saturated fat in butter and is used in most all of her recipes.

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discover here 1 lb. Confectioners Sugar
trova amici per iphone e android 2 Cups Crunchy Peanut Butter
bakecaincontri rg 2 Cups Rice Krispies
12 oz Chocolate Chips ( I used semi-sweet)
1 to 2 tbsp. coconut oil (depending on how much chocolate you use)

Confectioners Sugar, Butter, Crunchy Peanut Butter mixed together
Mixture doubled in size after I mixed in the rice krispies, thought about doing this by hand as I did not want to break up the cereal, but going slow with the mixture worked just fine. 

Chocolate Chips with Coconut Oil added for that shinny shell. Melted over a double boiler. I find this method takes longer but results in a better temper of the chocolate. 

There was not mention of how big to roll these out. I started with 1.5 tablespoon. I was able to make about 25 before I ran out of chocolate and I still had half a bowl of mixture to go. I reduced the size down to 1 tablespoon with another batch of chocolate to finish of the mixture. The small size in the end is the way to go.

Fresh out of the chocolate, I filled a sheet tray and put them into the fridge to set up.
Finished product. These are VERY rich the smaller you make them the better. The crunch the that cereal added is a nice texture. My sweetie SM gave this a rating of a 7.2 out of 10. I gave him 25 of these to his work and they all loved them! Gone within an hour he said. 
My plan as of right now is to add a sticky note to each of the recipes that I cook. That way I will easily be able to see my thoughts and notes on each one that I cook. 
Then once placed in the binder I will be able to see right away which ones I have cooked if I start to jump around and good notes if I ever want to revisit a recipe. 

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