There are a few things that just scream CHRISTMAS to me. One of them is our Christmas tree and the memories it brings. Another, is the taste of Beth’s cookies.
Beth was my mom’s best friend. She was tragically killed in a car accident before I was born. Her husband and sons though have been a part of our family for as long as I can remember. Every year my mom would make these cookies in honor of Beth for all of us to enjoy. Not only are these cookies delicious, they also serve as a beautiful reminder of the kind of life Beth lived … a pretty sweet one.
Although I never had the opportunity to meet this incredible lady, her memory is a big part of all of my holiday memories. With permission from my mom, I am sharing her recipe, and story, with you today. Enjoy.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ingredients (3 Dozen)
- 1 stick butter (I used Smart Balance)
- 1 pound powdered sugar
- 3 cups Rice Krispies cereal
- 12 ounces of crunchy peanut butter
- 24 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
In a microwave safe bowl, melt the butter.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the melted butter and powdered sugar.
Add the Rice Krispies and peanut butter. Stir until well combined.
Work together with your hands and form small balls. I use a cookie scoop for this. Pack them tightly.
Put them in the freezer for 10-15 minutes.
While cookies are hardening, melt the chocolate chips using a double boiler.
Dip the balls into the melted chocolate until well covered.
Place them on a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
These keep for a long time in the freezer!