showing off (does that sound bad?) the kiddo’s room at allthingsbrightandbeautiful
I was given Melissa and Angela’s amazing blog foodiesatwork. These two buddies met at University and although they are separated by quite a physical distance they still get to ‘hang-out’ in blogland to dish (terrible pun) about their favourite subject-food.
We tried (and loved) Peanut Butter Cups. These bad boys are vegan and helped to fill the craving that my dairy hating body has been craving.
¾ cup or about 5 or 6 sheets of graham cracker, processed to crumbs
½ cup Earth Balance buttery spread (or whatever buttery style spread you use)
¾ cup peanut butter (crunchy is best, but use what you got, girl!)
¼ cup maple sugar or other granulated sweetener (Note from AID: I’m going to use brown sugar)
1 cup semi-sweet (non-dairy) chocolate chips (Note from AID: I’m using a really good Lindt choco)
¼ cup soy, rice, or nut milk (I’ve been using rice lately)
¼ cup chopped pecans, almonds or peanuts
Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners, and set aside (Note from AID: I put mine in tiny cup liners and then ate three of them. If they’re small don’t they have less calories? I got 36 gorgeous treats out of this recipe.).
Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the peanut butter, graham cracker crumbs, and sugar and mix well (ummm yeah, I just dumped everything in).
Remove the mixture from heat, and evenly divide among the muffin paper cups.
Then, combine the chocolate chips and milk in another pan.
Stir over medium heat until the chocolate has melted.
Spoon the chocolate evenly over the peanut butter mixture in the cups.
Top with chopped nuts, and place in the refrigerator to set for about 2 hours before serving. Because I’m such a rebel (didn’t you see the totally, rebel cup liners?) I topped these with a little bit of sea salt-they did not last long.
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This is the last Thrifty treasures linky party of the year. The lovely Rhoda from Southern Hospitality has been kind enough to be host the many months and I have to say that I’ll miss the challenge each week to find something really neat but thrifty. I’ll also miss seeing everyone else’s goodies BUT knowing our incredibly talented hostess she will come up with something equally exciting.
Here is my last blast and it is thanks to my lovely neighbour. She knows how much I love books and she knows that my little one already has inherited this love. So, imagine how thrilled I was when she arrived at our house the other day with a box full of vintage children’s books. GORGEOUS!
The colours, the pictures, the totally camp messages in some of them.
Here are a few of my very favourites.
I do have a fun project that I also want use use one of them for. Surfing pinterest the other day I found this very neat calendar from Next to heaven. So, I’m going to sacrifice one of the books and use the pages as backings.
What do you think? So totally sums up our family and will be fun at the front door.