Monday, December 13, 2010

I love Christmas Treats

One thing I absolutely LOVE about the holidays is the excuse to eat all these delicious treats and do the kind of baking that you only do around the month of December. Typically I'll do what I call my Super Saturday and that's where I pick a handful of treat recipes and I'll just bake all day. However, given the motherly condition that I'm in this year the Super Saturday just isn't going to happen. But last week I got an email from Eagle Brand (Sweetened Condensed Milk) that had some recipes on it and one caught my eye. I made it this last weekend and almost ate half the pan. I took it to my little Beehive class on Sunday and they were more than willing to help me eat it. Recipe is below along with a Thanksgiving Belly Status pic.

1 (14 oz.) can Eagle Brand® Sweetened Condensed Milk
1/2 cup Jif® Creamy Peanut Butter
2 (6 oz.) packages white chocolate squares or white baking bars, chopped
3/4 cup chopped peanuts
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

LINE 8- or 9-inch square pan with wax paper, extending paper over edges of pan.
HEAT sweetened condensed milk and peanut butter in heavy saucepan over medium heat until just bubbly, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in white chocolate until smooth. Immediately stir in peanuts and vanilla.
SPREAD evenly in prepared pan. Cool.
CHILL, covered, 2 hours or until firm. Remove from pan by lifting edges of wax paper. Cut into squares.

Happy Holidays to all my blahg readers and enjoy the treat if you make it.