I baked ALL DAY yesterday. From 10am to 4pm. In my PJ’s and apron 😀 …only to be followed by Mr. Prevention’s request for Gruyere fondue. Can a girl catch a break, or at least a foot massage? We tried a gruyere fondue recipe from Epicurious and it was excellent! Caramelized shallots, white wine, and cheese…what’s not to adore? I exercised portion control, but I was HUNGRY! I barely broke for a tiny bowl of chili amongst the baking insanity that was my kitchen yesterday, and let me tell you…sweets are not appealing to me at all right now, and I only “quality control” taste tested 2 cookies! I guess it’s true…when you’re around something all the time, it loses its appeal.
Good thing. It’s cookie MADNESS over here! At least they’re
all mostly all packaged up and ready to be given as gifts 🙂
This is another recipe from my mother-in-law. She and my mom have something in common: the love for effortless sweets recipes! But really, who doesn’t?
Personally, I am a fan of all things chocolate. Not that I don’t love peanut butter, too…but chocolate always trumps peanut butter in my
heart belly. But I must say that peanut butter fudge is truly delicious.
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup low-fat milk
1 1/3 cups all-natural, creamy peanut butter
1 jar (7 ounces) marshmallow creme
In a sauce pan, bring sugar and milk to a boil; boil for 3 minutes. Add peanut butter and marshmallow creme; mix well. Quickly pour into a buttered 8-inch square pan; chill until set. Cut into squares. Yield: 72 small pieces
Nutrition Information (per piece): 47 calories; 2.6 g. fat; 0 mg. cholesterol; 20 mg. sodium; 6.8 g. carbohydrate; 0.3 g. fiber; 1.1 g. protein
Result: Mmmmmm! A little bit goes a long way! Keep the pieces nice and small so people can enjoy this small treat without loads of calories! It is creamy and very rich! Best part: it’s cheap and takes all of 15 minutes, TOPS, to make! Enjoy!
Up this week: holiday sweets galore with plenty of time to do some baking of your own! 😉
Question: Chocolate or peanut butter? And you can’t choose both!!