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My mother use to start in October doing her Christmas baking of cookies, bars, and other items which she could freeze for Christmas time. My sister's and my favourite were chocolate covered peanut bu
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Mom's Christmas baking

posted at 1/29/2010 5:04 AM EST
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My mother use to start in October doing her Christmas baking of cookies, bars, and other items which she could freeze for Christmas time.
My sister's and my favourite were chocolate covered peanut butter balls. They has bits of nuts and candied fruit in them and were just the best!
Mom would take a whole weekend making the mixture, melting the chocolate dipping the balls, then putting them in the fridge for the chocolate to firm up. Then she would tranfer them to cookies tins, and layer each row with wax paper until it was full and then put the cans in the downstairs deep freeze.

Of course we couldn't be satisfied with the couple she gave us or we snuck from the fridge during the process.
We became masters of eating semi-frozen chocolate covered peanut butter balls. We would take maybe 4 out of the layers of balls making sure the tin still looked kind of full. Let them sit on top of the fridge for maybe 10-15 minutes until they softened some and eat them.

Unfortunately, one day she came in and was having company over and brought up some tins from the freezer. Here was one almost empty! and she was mad. As we stood there her giving us heck I noticed behind her was a row of peanut butter balls on the fridge my sister had brought up, just sitting there lined up on the fridge. I looked at them, then at my sister who gave me the quick blink sign of don't say anything. Shortly after giving us heck she went to her room to get changed for company.
We grabbed the ones off the fridge and went down to the rec room and ate them quick.

Years later at Christmas my sister made chocolate covered peanut butter balls. She asked what I thought, and I said not bad but something is missing. She said I'm know. And went to her freezer in the fridge and brought out a tin of them and lined up a bunch on the fridge. About 15 minutes later we ate them.
Now they tasted right! We were use to them being half frozen, so room tempature just didn't seem right!

We often talk of that memory and the fun of stealing the peanut butter balls from the freezer. Years later we told my mother while she was giving us heck if she would have turned around she would have had her proof right there on top of the fridge!

Re: Mom's Christmas baking

posted at 12/25/2010 9:43 PM EST
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That was a nice story. The chocolate covered peanut butter balls sounds.

Re: Mom's Christmas baking

posted at 1/22/2011 11:22 PM EST
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I think that we have all done something like that when we were kids,thanks for the memories

Re: Mom's Christmas baking

posted at 1/23/2011 10:42 PM EST
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Thanks for the story.

Would you print the recipe?  They sound delicious.

Re: Mom's Christmas baking

posted at 1/24/2011 1:31 AM EST
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My Mom would make Fantasy Fudge, recipe on the back of the marshmellow creme jar, before Thanksgiving and say it would
be perfect for Christmas because it got better with age.  We never saw that batch again. She always made more at Christmas.
The choc. chips had to be nestles.  Years later I would buy 12 bags of chips to hold her over until I got back again.  Every year
I did that until she went to the nursing home. She sure did love her chocolate.

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