I know I haven't blogged in forever. I really haven't been feeling it? I've been busy, etc.
Well, here goes.
I promised to put this recipe up over a year ago. I have friends and family who absolutely love these things and keep asking for the recipe. In fact, I think I'm the only person I know who doesn't like them. I like peanut butter, but I don't like anything peanut butter flavored.
Yep. I hate peanut butter cookies, too.
These no-bake cookies used to be served in our school lunches growing up. Kids would gobble the golden treats down before anyone else stole them. I always passed mine off, eager to trade for something else.
Here is to all of you who have been asking for this recipe. It is from the old Friends and Neighbors cookbook produced when I was in elementary school.
PEANUT BUTTER HAYSTACKS
*2 cups sugar
*2 cups corn syrup
*4 cups peanut butter
*10 cups Rice Krispies
1. Bring sugar and syrup to a boil in a large saucepan. Add peanut butter and mix well.
2. Combine Rice Krispies and peanut butter syrup until well incorporated.
3. Drop by spoonfuls onto sheets of waxed paper, creating the look of stacked hay.
4. Allow to completely cool before eating.
YIELD 70 "Haystacks"
Leave me a comment if you enjoy these!
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Monday, November 19, 2012
Friday, November 16, 2012
On morning after my last post in September, my toddler son's stomach began churning.
At first, it seemed nothing more than an upset stomach. By the late afternoon, as his vomiting increased in frequency to every ten minutes, I knew we had a problem. Since the clinic was already closed, off to the ER we went.
Although his stomach soothed for a while, things went from bad to worse in my house.
|Accurate self-portrait of my 5 year-old for about five days.|
The next few weeks were all about recovering, both my sanity and my home.
Then, our neighbors put their house on the market. I told my husband by telling him one day that our lack of maintenance on the exterior of our home would likely drop their selling price. He immediately cleaned up the front and back yards. We started scraping, priming, and painting trim. I worked my way to peeling off loose paint on the rest of the house and touching up the siding. My husband peeled of the frayed carpet on our porch. He replaced our front door. We started spending half a day each week in Menards, buying supplies and planning our next project. Last weekend, Mike built new columns and a friend helped him replace the ugly wrought supports on our porch.
We have been busy.
|Before and during. |
Ignore my crooked camera shots.