Tuesday, May 31, 2011

CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER BONBONS & MAY'S GIVEAWAY!


May’s Monthly Giveaway!

I have started a Monthly Giveaway. and I will be drawing names from followers that comment. The drawings will be on the 1st of each month! .

The May Giveaway is

“Eight Homespun Wrapped Clothes Pins and Small Wooden Bowl”


Each time you comment on a new post, it will give you another chance to win’
If you post about this Giveaway on your side bar you will earn 2 more chances to win + a surprise gift!.

Be sure to tell me you have posted the Giveaway in your comments.
The bowl in the picture isn’t the one you will receive. It is a smaller bowl.

I will be drawing the name of the winner tomorrow, so today is your last chance at winning the clothespins!


CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER BONBONS

This delicious recipe is an old family favorite!

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup peanut butter
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup chopped dates (NOT the prepackaged chopped type)
1 Tbsp. butter, softened
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
1/2 cup milk chocolate chips

DIRECTIONS:

In large bowl, combine peanut butter, pecans, powdered sugar, dates, and butter and mix well; form into 1" balls.

Melt semisweet chips and 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips together in a glass measuring cup in microwave on medium power about 2 minutes, stirring once, until melted and smooth. Stir in remaining 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips and stir constantly until smooth (this tempers the chocolate, setting up crystals so it will harden).

Dip each ball into melted chocolate mixture and set on parchment paper. Let stand until chocolate is firm, then store tightly covered at room temperature.

9 comments:

Gayle said...

Mmmm..... that recipe sounds SO delicious!

Karen~The Barely There Primitive Bear said...

Mmmmmm, these sure sound good! Thanks for sharing and have a great week!

Bear Hugs & Blessings~Karen

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

You're killing me! These look delicious! I could eat them all if not for my hubby whose favorite is peanut butter!
I have posted your giveaway on my sidebar.
Hope your weekend was as great as mine. We finally got into the garden and took care of those weeds!
Have a wonderful week, Susan!
★Linda★

cottageprims said...

These look yummy.I love candy recipes for christmas gifts.Warm Blessings!~Amy

rachel said...

those bon bons look soooo good!! Thanks for sharing!

Angela said...

Oh my goodness Sue, I almost didn't check out this post cuz I knew from the title I was going to just love the recipe,,, and I wasn't wrong. THis sounds heavenly. After a big weekend of eating and eating some more, this one will be saved until a little later. July 4th isn't that far away. (ha). Thanks for sharing. Have a great day.

TheCrankyCrow said...

Oh....Sue...those look and sound positively sinful! Chocolate and peanut butter are two of my all-time favorite foods! (They are their own food groups, aren't they??) ;o) I have a recipe for the peanut butter bonbons, but the nuts and dates in this one are making it sound irresistible! Thanks for sharing! Have a great week! Robin

Falling Leaf Woodworkers and Primitives said...

oh my YUMMY!!!

jennifer768 said...

Those look yummy ! I have added your giveaway on my sidebar .Hope you have a wonderful week .Hugs,Jen