Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Salted Peanut Bars

Salted Peanut Bars

1 package (17.5 ounce) peanut butter cookie mix
3 Tbsp. canola oil
1 Tbsp. water
1 egg
1 package (10 ounce) peanut butter chips
2/3 cup corn syrup
1/4 cup butter, cubed
2 cups Rice Krispies
2 cups salted peanuts
2 tsp. vanilla extract
3 cups miniature marshmallows

Combine cookie mix, oil, water, and egg in a large bowl.  Press onto the bottom of a greased 13 x 9 inch pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until set.  Meanwhile, combine the chips, corn syrup and butter in a large saucepan.  Cook and stir over medium-low heat until smooth.  Remove from the heat.  Stir in the Rice Krispies, peanuts and vanilla.

Sprinkle marshmallows over crust.  Bake 1-2 minutes longer or until marshmallows begin to puff.  Spread cereal mixture on a wire rack. Refrigerate until firm.  Cut into bars.

I made two of these to take to my coworkers tomorrow. 

HH has read me 50% of The Accidental Diary of a Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexie (for class).  I've responded to online discussion forums while listening.  HH is a machine at reading.  If I say we are going to read 50 pages, he won't stop until it is done.  He says he learned how to tunnel through like that in seminary.  (He had many classes that had over 2,000 pages of reading.)  It doesn't matter how much I beg him to stop, he keeps going.  He is also the reason I have completed a lot of things that I have been reluctant to read.

However, I am enjoying reading...

This has been on my Kindle for a bit, but has had some heavy competition.  He certainly has an interesting story.  He kinda gives meaning to the quote, "Your life's sole purpose may be to serve as a warning to others."  He sure is funny.

I got this picture from Facebook.  Sums me up pretty well.

We are the proud owners of a new hot water heater.  We have water pressure and hot water to spare.  Now going to a second rate hotel in Rapid won't have as much of an appeal, since the highlight has been the water pressure!  (We live in the parsonage, and the church paid for our water heater.  Our church has been very generous in fixing things quickly when they break, or even in giving reimbursements to HH for things we have to get for the church.  I say this partially bragging because many churches it is not that way.)

1 comment:

ChiTown Girl said...

Have you mentioned that book before? (The Accidental Diary...) I recognize the name, so I assume it's because of you, but I could be wrong. Actually, I almost think a student told me about it. You MUST clear this up for me!! ;-)