01 February 2011

Yes, the Snow Really is That Deep!

Playing outside in the snow like this for hours on end makes children really hungry! Children like sweets. Being the astute grown upper that I am, I realize feeding said children tons of sugar is not a very good idea. They spin around like tops until they crash on the floor. Then, because they feel out of sorts and cranky, they tend to get in loud fights and get sent to bed.

In order to solve this problem, I feed them carbs with protein. Thus, we avoid the spike in blood sugar levels and they still get the energy they need to replace what leaked out in the frosty coldness.

Semi-Healthy Peanut Butter Candy

1/2 c. peanut butter
1/2 c. honey (local if you can get it!)
1/2 c. toasted wheat germ
1/2 c. dry milk

Mix well and roll into balls. Roll in something yummy like coconut or nuts or melted chocolate or smashed up graham crackers if you like. Hmm...maybe all of the above.

I have a sneaking suspicion that this recipe came from my brother's junior high school Home Economics class, but I can't prove it. 'Cause I didn't write it down. And since it's so stinking cold outside and I have nothing better to do (laundry most definitely does NOT count as better) this is a two for one post.

Peanut Butter Fudge

1/2 c. butter
2 1/2 c. brown sugar
1 t. vanilla
3/4 c. peanut butter
4 c. powdered sugar
1/2 c. milk

Is there enough sugar in this recipe, do you think?

Melt the butter in a medium saucepan. Stir in the brown sugar and milk. Bring to a boil and stir for two minutes. Remove from heat and add vanilla and peanut butter. Add powdered sugar mix well. Place in a 9" square pan. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for half an hour so you don't burn the taste buds off your tongue.

I happen to know that this recipe did come from junior high school Home Economics, 'cause I wrote it down. I'm thinkin' our teacher had a thing for peanut butter.

Semi-Healthy grocery list here. Peanut butter fudge grocery list here.


  1. Hi there, I don't see the Say Mmm printable grocery link here. Let me know if you need help. This video is a great help too:


    Laura :)

  2. Beth, try these as well for good protein, limited sugar.
    Honey Milk balls

    1/2 c. honey
    1/c c. peanut butter
    1c. dry milk solids
    1.c rolled oats or 1 1/2 c. graham cracker crumbs
    Mix well, knead by hand until blended, shape into 2 dozen small balls.

    I grew up on these and remember them fondly. In fact I may have to go make a batch.



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