October 1, 2008

Moved to a New Site!!!

YAY, I have created a new site and moved to www.bakingchamber.com

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Jennifer Chambers

September 26, 2008

Peanut Butter Crunch Balls

These little treats are so easy to make and taste like a crunchy peanut butter cup. They have a good combination of a chewy, crunchy, chocolaty, peanut buttery texture. They're a good quick treat to make for parties or just nice little treats to have around the house to snack on. This recipe makes 24 balls but you can change the proportions easily and can also change the type of chocolate for your preference.

Peanut Butter Crunch Balls

4 Tbsp butter
2 Cups mini marshmallows
2 Tbsp peanut butter (crunchy or smooth)
2 Cups rice krispie cereal
1 Cup peanut butter chips
300grams (or about 2 Cups) milk chocolate

1) Line and grease a cookie sheet and set aside
2) Melt butter in medium saucepan over low heat until melted
3) Once melted add marshmallows and peanut butter and continue melting stirring constantly
4) Once mixture is melted remove from heat and add rice krispies and stir until completely mixed
5) Add chips and stir until completely mixed again, then using a greased Tbsp measure, form balls and let cool on greased cookie sheet
6) Once balls have hardened, melt chocolate in microwave stirring every 10sec.
7) Roll each ball in chocolate and place back on cookie sheet to cool and hardened (you can store the balls in the fridge to speed up the process) then enjoy!

September 24, 2008

Rocky Road Bars

Once again I used another recipe from my Joy of Cookie: All About Cookies cookbook and was not disappointed. These bars were delicious but kinda of turned out more like a chewy brownie rather than a rocky road bar. The three types of chocolate and the marshmallows mixed in make these bars very chocolaty, chewy, and sticky (which is never a bad thing). I kind of wish the marshmallows on top didn't melt down as much for appearance purposes but they still tasted great. I've posted the recipe below which originally has nuts but I made mine without just for allergy reasons at work.

Rocky Road Bars

4 Ounces unsweetened chocolate
8 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 Cups sugar
4 Large eggs
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 Cups all-purpose flour
2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa
1/8 tsp salt
1 Cup coarsely chopped walnuts or pecans
1 Cup mini marshmallows
1 Cup semisweet chocolate chips

1) Preheat oven to 350F and line and grease a 13*9in pan
2) In microwave melt unsweetened chocolate, stirring occasionally
3) Set chocolate aside to cool to room temp, meanwhile beat butter and sugar until smooth
4) Beat in eggs and vanilla to butter mixture
5) Fold in cooled chocolate mixture into butter mixture with a wooden spoon
6) Sift in flour, cocoa, and salt and stir in with wooden spoon
7) In separate bowl mix together nuts, marshmallows, and chocolate chips
8) Stir in all but 1 cup of marshmallow mixture into butter mixture until well combined
9) Pour batter into prepared pan and pour remaining marshmallow mixture evenly on top
10) Bake for 30min or until top is lightly firm when tapped and toothpick inserted in center comes out slightly wet
11) Let cool completely in pan on wire rack then enjoy!