Blizzard Draco moved through yesterday, and we survived. It was the worst snow storm I have been through in years. Of course, the benefit to being house bound was lots of time to bake! We were fortunate to not lose power even once through the storm. The winds pounded us, more than the snowfall. The deepest drift I have seen yet, was blocking my path to my chickens and must have been at least 7 foot deep. This girl is not made to handle these conditions! Thankfully, Truckin' Man stayed home during the storm, and he has everything plowed out so I can get to where I need to be!
One of the treats I made yesterday, doesn't require baking. It's a simple recipe, and so very popular! It is always one of the fastest to disappear from the cookie plates. My bestie borrowed this recipe a month ago to make up for homeless people in the Twin Cities that they were helping during a boot drive. It was nice to know that my recipe was helping out such a great cause. In the bestie's conversations with people about this recipe, it seems so many people know this recipe, but have their own twist on the ingredients. This is how I have been making these treats, since getting the recipe almost twenty years ago. I tried messing with the ingredients once, and swore I never would again. It's as close to perfect, as I am going to get it!
Almond Bark - Nut Krispies
1 1/4 lb. almond bark
1 c. peanut butter
1 c. dry roasted peanuts
1 c. miniature marshmallows
1 1/2 c. Rice Krispies
Preheat oven to 200 degrees. In 9 x 13 pan, melt almond bark in oven for 20-25 minutes. When almond bark is completely melted and smooth, remove from oven. Mix in peanut butter. Stir well. Add the remaining ingredients and mix until everything is coated with the peanut butter mixture.
With tablespoon, drop spoonfuls onto wax paper. (I used my medium Pampered Chef Scoop for this). If the mixture starts to set up on you, put back in the oven for 3-4 minutes to warm up the mixture. Also, if the mixture gets to "runny" towards the end, add in a sprinkle or two of the cereal or peanuts to add some consistency back to the mix.
Let set until firm. Store in airtight container.
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