Sunday, December 13, 2009

12 Days 'Till Christmas: Chocolate Balls

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Today will be a double post. I've been sick and haven't been able to update. Enjoy =)

My mother-in-law make these and they are yummy. They're called Chocolate Balls but I call them Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls.

1 cup of crunchy peanut butter
4 ounces butter
2.25 cups of icing sugar
1.5 cups of rice bubbles

Chocolate Mix:
8 ounces cooking chocolate
1 ounce copha (vegetable shortening)

1) Melt the peanut butter and butter in a pan and pour over the dry ingredients.
2) Mix well.
3) Roll ingredients into 1 inch balls and refrigerate for 10 minutes.
4) Melt chocolate, mix ingredients gently over double boiler.
5) Roll balls into chocolate mixture and put on wire drainer.
6) Refrigerate.
For all you chicken lovers!
Chicken Paprika

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 1/2 to 3 pounds broiler-fryer chicken, cut up
2 medium onions, chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons paprika
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon instant chicken bouillon
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 medium tomato, chopped
1 green pepper, cut into 1/2 inch strips
1 cup dairy sour cream

1) Heat oil in 12-inch skillet until hot.
2) Cook chicken over medium heat until brown on all sides, about 15 minutes; remove chicken.
3) Cook and stir onions in oil until onions are tender; drain fat from skillet.
4) Stir water, paprika, bouillon cube (dry), pepper and tomato into skillet; loosen brown particles from bottom of skillet.
5) Add chicken.
6) Heat to boiling; reduce heat.
7) Cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
8) Add green pepper; cover and cook until thickest pieces of chicken are done, 10 to 15 minutes longer.
9) Remove chicken; keep warm.
10) Skim fat from skillet.
11) Stir sour cream into liquid skillet.
12) Heat just until hot.
13) Serve with chicken. (6 servings) Bread or rolls are the very traditional accompaniment for this dish.