Peanut Butter Ball Candies
1 C creamy peanut butter
1 C light corn syrup
1 1/2 C powdered sugar
1 1/4 C dried powdered milk
1 1/2 C semi-sweet chocolate chips
1-2 tsp solid vegetable shortening
In a large bowl, mix together the peanut butter and corn syrup. In a smaller bowl, mix the powdered sugar and the powdered milk. Add the dry ingredients, a little at a time, to the wet mixture.
Once it's completely mixed, form the dough into balls roughly the size of a walnut. Place on a baking sheet and refrigerate for a few hours (or overnight).
Melt chocolate chips and shortening in the microwave at 30 second intervals. Once smooth, allow the chocolate to cool slightly. With a tablespoon, begin spooning the chocolate over the balls.
Everyone goes shopping for Christmas. The day after Thanksgiving is notorious for its insane middle-of-the-night shopping hours and equally insane sales, and millions of people trying to buy as many sale items as possible for gift giving. More money is made by retail stores at this time of the year than any other time. The true meaning of Christmas gifts has been lost in the shuffle and bustle of a commercialized holiday. Sadly, too many people care more about the gifts than the meaning of Christmas, and how much they spend on each other. Money has been a desire of every man since they first began bartering and trading for goods. We are warned about the temptation of money in Scripture, and it still applies today: "Instruct those who are rich in this present world not to be conceited or to fix their hope on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly supplies us with all things to enjoy" (1 Timothy 6:17). Also, "For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs" (1 Timothy 6:10). Forget about the presents for Christmas. Focus on the true gift that was given to the world 2000 years ago, and the eternal gift that awaits all who come to Him for forgiveness. God wants to spend eternity with us, if we will just accept the gift of His Son's sacrifice! Best gift EVER!