Monday, December 30, 2013

Grandma's Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

My grandma made the best homemade chocolates.  I have a few of her recipes, but I will never be able to make chocolates like her.  They were amazing.  I came across her recipe for peanut butter filling and pulled out the chocolate molds that I inherited a few years ago and made these.   My kids enjoyed them and I enjoyed the memories they brought back.

1/2 cup butter
1 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup corn syrup
2 cups powdered sugar

Blend all ingredients together.  Spread chocolate in bottom and on sides of molds.  Cool and add filling.  Cover with chocolate.  Chill.  Remove from molds. 

And since it was Christmas when we made these I also used her Christmas tree mold:

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Dill Veggie Dip

This is my FAVORITE veggie dip!  I got the recipe from my friend, Julia. 

1 cup mayo
1 cup sour cream
1 Tbsp dill weed
1 Tbsp bon appetit
1 Tbsp parsley flakes
1 Tbsp onion powder

Mix and chill

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Holiday Punch

One of our favorite holiday drinks:


Recipe from: Dessert Now, Dinner Later

2 packets Tropical Punch Kool-Aid
2 cups sugar
4 cups cold water, chilled
4 cups pineapple juice, chilled
2 liters club soda, chilled

Mix kool-aid packets with sugar, water & juice.  Stir until sugar dissolves.  Chill in fridge.
Just before serving add cold club soda & give it a light stir to keep the carbonation.  *Makes 4 quarts. 

(We usually buy enough to make this twice for a crowd and use my big punch dispenser)