Thursday, 17 December 2009

Snow in Africa maybe?

BWWWWWWWWAHAHAHAHAHA- well, it should. I baked for the first time in over 5 years!! Well not really baked, but made some biscuits or cookies as you know them. Cakes??- well that one I leave for the professionals-lol. Stop laughing now- hahahaha. Mrs Miles, you proud of me???- hee hee

And Bunny teased me a few posts ago about my cards as being all *TELL and NO SHOW*- pphhhhttttt, lol. Well I decided yesterday to take *proof photo's* for Bunny Wunny  and my Sister too- lol

Wayne thought I was NUTS- first of all for pulling out the baking tins and bowls ( well lets just say he nearly had a heart attack- hahaha), then thought I had really lost it as I took photo's on the go- when I said it's PROOF, he collapsed laughing and said he would have needed to see them too if he hadn't been in the kitchen at the time to witness it- hee hee

So here is a little SHOW- of the Choc chip, Almond Shortbreads! WHEEEEEEEEEEE-lol


Copped choc with almonds ready and attacked by Wayne as I was doing it- lol


YUP- I even did the *creaming* method and not the cut and use fingers method ( ok the blender didn't sound soooo good after I was finished- I think the thing is rusty inside from lack of use! hahahaha)


All rolled and ready for sitting in the fridge for an hour before I baked them- was chuffed I got them the same width! OY lack of practice makes it slow going I tell you- haha4

WOOOOHOOOOOO! They came out PERFECT and according Wayne better than sister Gayes *dood gooi's*! lol, ( baked to deaths)

Well if that wasn't enough to bring a storm - I decided to try something new too- My mom always used to make us the Marshmallow Crispy treats as kids ( loved the chewy chewy crunch of them) and saw something similar - so uhum, yeah out of practice me decides to take the bull by the horns and make em-

Peanut Butter Toffee Crispy Treats-5

Greased pan and Krispies ready-lol6

The toffee sauce waiting for the huge amount of Peanut Butter ;-)


All mixed and spread out in the greased pan waiting to cool! Shee's besides the sauce part this was quite simple and easy!


The finished squares with melted White Choc on the top! WHEEEEEE- and My Dad took a whole lot home with him this morning- he LOVED them! They are sweet with a slight salty twist due to our styled peanut butter- chewy and crunchy! YUM! lol

Charlie asked me for the recipe after I had sent through the big I DID IT to the Designers at DSO yesterday- lol. so I thought I would share it with you all to try.

Peanut Butter Crispies.

30g Hard Margarine or Butter
250ml (1 cup)Brown Sugar
250ml (1 cup)Golden Syrup ( I used Maple ;-))
250ml (1 cup) Peanut Butter
2x500ml Rice Crispies ( 1litre)
5ml Vanilla essence
White choc for melting and decorating

Melt the butter, sugar and syrup in a saucepan.
Bring to the boil and stir until all the sugar has melted.
Remove from the heat and stir in peanut butter and vanilla essence.
Add the rice Crispies and mix well ( I added a little more due to the amount of toffee sauce still in the pan- just judge for your own liking)
Spoon into greased rectangular pan and press down.
Leave to cool for at least an hour and cut into squares.
Decorate with melted chocolate.
Makes about 36 squares (depending on pan and depth)

And Bunny has been busy creating too- Have you seen this??bscgiftboxKB_CandyChristmas

She has a FULL HOWTO ( hee hee, she's better at the tell and show than me) and it's sooooo AWESOME. Check it out HERE.

It was a public holiday here yesterday ( Reconciliation day) so I missed a little gifty for you- but made it up by adding Both to this one-lol


You can Grab this CU ok Handmade ornaments HERE.

Until tomorrow. Hugs and Loves


Unknown said...

those rice krispy treats look sooo YUMMMMMMMM...

Im on my way!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 10 post on Dec. 17, 2009. Thanks again.

GSCreations said...

OOOH LA LA YUM way to go sis!!! They look scrumptious!!!! AAAH Wayne, whom I going to give my doodgoie to now? LOL!!! Will have to give those peanut thingy's a go - you're bringing back those long lost tastebuds..........going to scrounge the kitchen, mwah!!

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Judy said...

Yum, Yum, Yum ! thank you for the pawsome recipe.
Kim , you have a blog award waiting for you at my blog !
*Happy Pawlidays *

Anonymous said...

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Sue said...

These ornaments are so cute! Thank you very much! :)

Your goodies look scrumptious! Thanks for sharing the recipe for the Rice Krispie toffee bars. They look like the ones my grandma used to make --- and she was a great cook!

Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

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Andrea said...

mmmmmmm peanut butter krispies! I will definitely have to try your recipe! I've made them the normal way, plus I found a recipe that uses melted Milky Way candy bars. those are delish too! Thanks for sharing the recipe!!
Ooooh those shortbread cookies look like they melt in your mouth! Ok now you're making me hungry when I should be in bed. hahahaha

Thanks for the giftie :)

charlie said...

mm thanks Kim..I am so gunna make them..awesome..They look delicious and looking at the rice bubbles..brings back fond childhood memories of chocolate fav!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Your shortbread cookies look wonderful. Can you say recipe for that one. Thanks for the goodies, scraping goodies that is.

Kirsten said...

Thank you so much!

Pearl said...

Yum! The finished squares look sooooo good!

I did a search for chocolate chip almond shortcake recipe. None of them look as yummy as yours. Could you post the cookie recipe too? :)

Thank you for the wonderful ornaments!