Sunday, January 1, 2012

Peanut Butter Crunchies

Remember that Bakation that I was supposed to be taking? Yeah, well I've been busier in the past 2 weeks than I have in the past 2 months. Go figure! Its like the universe is laughing at me. You want to hear something else ironic? I have gotten more phone calls for cake orders in the past 2 weeks than I have in at least 6 months! 
Hahahahahaha, Universe. Laugh all you want! 
I am not falling for this!
I did not take a single order!
 I am Super Woman!
I am not a martyr! 
I know where to draw the line!
I know how to take care of myself! 
I put my family needs before my baking!
 (Wow,when you put it that way, it sounds so simple!) 
I Am A Woman. 
And now I am officially talking to myself.


*helllo* Anyone there?


Ok, if I haven't lost all my readers due to Crazy Lady Blogger Syndrome, here's a super duper easy recipe that I made in honor of my Bakation. 

(Who bakes in honor of a Bakation?Who? Who, I ask ya??) 

Ok, enough crazy talk: Simple math equation - 

Cereal+Peanut Butter+Chocolate+Pretzels+Caramel= A good thing.
Whoops,just gave you the recipe there.

Don't you ever wonder why I make up so many math equations in my blog posts?
Its because my mother is a math teacher. That's why.
In case you were losing sleep over that oddity. 

Peanut Butter Crunchies  (Inspired by StickyGooeyCreamyChewy)
1 cup sugar
1 cup corn syrup- light or dark
1 cup peanut butter
1 tablespoon vanilla sugar
3 cups corn flakes
3 cups pretzels, broken into small pieces
1 cup chocolate chips 
2 tablespoons shortening or oil

Combine sugar, corn syurp, peanut butter and vanilla sugar in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Once it is smooth, remove from heat. Measure out the corn flakes and pretzels and place in a large bowl. Quickly stir in peanut butter mixture. Allow it to cool slightly and form clusters. You can place them in the fridge to set quickly. Combine the chocolate chips and shortening in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 1 1/2 minutes, stirring half way, until the chocolate chips have melted. Transfer to a ziploc bag and snip off the corner. Drizzle over crunchies and enjoy! 

Oh, and if you are on a diet, don't even bother tasting these. If you are anything like me, you will hear your brain saying : "Ok, this is my last one.....you know what, this one will really be  my last. Ok, ok this time its really really the last one. Arrrgggghhh someone get these away from me!!" 

Aaaand the curtains close.

Have an awesome week!



18 comments:

  1. U r a role model of how to take care of ourselves!! Thanks for showing us that you could say no! This recipe looks like fun, can't wait to try it with my children:)

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  2. Did you write that whole superwoman's speech in the hourglass figure of a woman on purpose? If yes, cute. If not, I's past my bedtime.

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    1. lol, looks more like a Margarita to me. :)

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  3. JS- Cant stop laughing....awesome. And NO. If I did, I would have way way too much time on my hands....

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  4. You are 2 funny!
    You are definitely "greater than" great!!
    I love you to infinity!
    And I'm definitely rational.
    You are Really fantastic!

    Great blog!

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  5. Where can i buy vanilla sugar? I have looked all over!!!!

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  6. Most kosher grocery stores sell it- it comes in a small white tub. I actually have never seen it in a chain grocery store! But kosher brands such as Haddar and Gefen make it. You can always substitute it with regular vanilla, but sometimes I like the flavor of vanilla sugar better. Here's what it looks like: http://www.allinkosher.com/p-36840-haddar-vanilla-sugar-12-oz-340g-kosher-for-passover-parve.aspx

    Let me know if you still can't find it! You can also email me at cantstopbaking{at}gmail{dot}com.

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  7. Well hello Peanut Butter Crunchies!! These look incredible...I don't think I could be trusted around a pan of these! ;)

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  8. Sounds a bit like the shidduch world.. when it rains, it pours :)

    Aways love your recipes! Tho I don't always comment, I read and enjoy!
    Thanks

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  9. T- awesome comparison, pretty funny! Thanks for commenting :)

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  10. Devorah K almost SJanuary 4, 2012 at 5:09 PM

    INSANE. Lady, ur nuts. but thats why we love u :)Hyper D apologizes for being MIA.

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  11. did you ever think of uploading ur recipes to pdf so i can download all of them at the same time?

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  12. Sorry, at this point in time I just have the print option.

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  13. How many crunchies does this recipe yield?

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  14. That is a very good question! I don't remember how many, but I think it was about 3 dozen.

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  15. Question. Are these really, really sweet? I'm not one too fond of incredibly sweet treats, though I may one day kill myself over peanut butter, and as such, I'm obliged to make myself some of these.

    I suspect that the 1 cup of sugar AND the cup of corn syrup may just turn my mouth into a single piece of sugar crystal, which'd probably not end well for me. Could one simply lessen the sugar, or is there perhaps a substitute for it, should throw the rest of the mixture off balance?

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    1. Hugo- its hard to answer that question. The crunchies have a caramel sweetness to them. I did not find them overwhelmingly sweet, but this is coming from someone with a sweet tooth! The cereal, peanut butter and pretzels definitely balance out the sweetness. If you take the sugar out of the recipe, it is basically peanut butter caramel: http://cantstopbaking.blogspot.com/2010/05/peanut-butter-caramel-sauce.html which I was thinking would be worth a try. So let me know how it goes :)

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