Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Beautiful Evening, Beautiful Company

I just want to say thanks to everyone for making Saturday Night's Picnic such a great time. It's amazing how some good food, little bocce, volleyball and corn hole can bring people together.

You can check out more photos on www.facebook.com. Just join the New Hope Community Group.

There were a couple recipes that stood out. One was Terri Duncko's Chocolate Peanut Butter Treats (Thanks, Terri!). You will find it below:

Chocolate Peanut Butter Treats
½ c. butter or margarine, softened
2/3 c. packed brown sugar
2 egg yolks
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1½ c. all-purpose flour
½ tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. baking soda

3 c. miniature marshmallows


2/3 c. corn syrup
¼ c. butter or margarine
1 package (10 ounces) peanut butter chips
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 c. crisp rice cereal
1 c. salted peanuts (optional)
1 c. plain M&M’s (I use the whole bag)
1 c. butterscotch chips (my addition)

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and brown sugar. Beat in egg yolks and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda; gradually add to the creamed mixture until mixture resembles coarse crumbs (do not over mix).

Press into a greased 13”x 9”x2’ glass baking dish. Bake at 350° for 12-14 min. or until golden brown. Immediately sprinkle with marshmallows; bake 2-3 min. longer or until marshmallows are puffed. Cool on a wire rack.

For topping, combine the corn syrup, butter, vanilla, and peanut butter chips in a saucepan. Cook and stir over medium heat until chips are melted and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat; stir in the cereal, nuts (if adding), and M&M’s. Add in butterscotch chips. Spread over crust. Cool before cutting. Yield: 2 dozen.

1 comment:

Paul Dazet said...

It is great to see these pictures from our picnic. I wish I could have been there. But there is such a comfort in knowing that New Hope is becoming such a family - an authentic faith community.

Thank you for your leadership. Let's keep moving!

You are appreciated!