es I am feeling better and thank you for being patient while I took a week off to recover. It was a bad cold but I think I am close to being over it today, we'll see! It's one of those colds with stages that come out of nowhere to surprise you just when you think you're over it.
Anyways, I thought what better way to make a come back than to post a yummy recipe? Especially a gluten free one so I can snitch a tiny bit of the dough. I've always loved cookie dough and that's about the only time I catch myself really craving wheat flour- when I make The Mr. chocolate chip cookies!
Peanut Butter Balls
1 cup smooth peanut butter
1 cup dry milk powder
1/2 cup honey
semi sweet chocolate chips (opt.)
Measure ingredients into medium sized bowl and knead with your fingers till well mixed. I know some people think that using fingers in baking is gross, but people have been kneading bread dough for centuries so it must not be that bad. Roll into truffle sized balls and place onto a wax paper lined pan. Chill in refrigerator.
At this point, you can drizzle them with chocolate or roll them in powdered sugar, chopped peanuts, coconut, sprinkles or anything else that sounds good. I chose to dip the entire ball in chocolate (see below) because it makes them sturdier at room temperature for serving. Next time I might add some chocolate sprinkles to the very top for a fancy look and a little bit of crunch.
Opt: Melt semi sweet chocolate chips in the microwave. I just grabbed a glass bowl and poured the chips in till it looked like it would cover all the balls and I only had about a tbsp left over. Sit one ball onto the tines of a fork. Use a spoon to pour the melted chocolate over the ball in a large glob. Tap the fork on the edge of the bowl to evenly coat ball and tap off excess chocolate. Slide onto waxed paper lined pan with a toothpick. If you keep the toothpick clean this works really well to make a smooth chocolate coating. Continue till you are done all the balls, or save 1/2 for a different coating. Let harden in refrigerator once again.