as i mentioned,
it has been a hectic few weeks.
i aced an exam this morning,
and will be returning to my study cave for the next two weeks
as i am bombarded
by a paper
and three more exams.
but i -did- make something to apologize..
and just to be nice..
here is the recipe:
3/4 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 tsp. pure vanilla extract
3 cups confectioners' sugar
16 oz. semi-sweet baker's chocolate
in a large bowl, mix the peanut butter, butter, vanilla, and sugar until thoroughly combined.
the dough will still appear dry and somewhat crumbly..
scoop the dough with a #70 scoop
(if you want to make sure they are uniform in size),
or just roll them into smallish size balls
i tend to prefer rolling them by hand..they feel more homey that way.
place the prepared balls on a wax-paper-lined cookie sheet
and refrigerate while you prepare the coating.
i used baker's chocolate squares,
but you could probably just melt chocolate chips and a have a similar flavour.
follow the directions on the package for melting
over a double broiler.
once the chocolate is uniformly melted,
it is time to dip!
play around with this to figure out what works best for you..
i used to sort of roll them back and forth between two forks,
then drop them on the cookie sheets to dry.
it turns out that is a tad
for a seven year old, though..
so we just stabbed them with skewers,
and dunked them until they were thickly coated.
doing it this way meant they weren't always
but they sure are yummy.
when all are coated, refrigerate (or freeze) for half an hour.
then tear into them!
you have to store them in an air-tight container in the fridge,
and they can keep for a couple of weeks.
this recipe makes about four dozen.