Sorry it's been so long but life has been busy although I must admit I'm not sure what with but it's been fun. If I think about it a fair bit of it has been playing with my grandson and getting to know my granddaughter (I can't believe she is a month old on Thursday where does time go!) I'm so lucky that I can see them most days. I've also been until the last couple days when it's been cold again trying to sort the garden out. I must admit I love gardening and it's so exciting this time of year with the buds coming out; the Snowdrops and Aconites have been out for a while now but now the early Daffs are showing their pretty faces YEPHEE spring is coming!!!
Had a lovely day today went to London and although it is cold and wet (as a farmers wife mustn't complain about the wet we sooo need the rain) even London had the feel of spring about it. Treated myself to a little taxi ride as do love seeing everywhere and I'm so hopeless with the buses, anyway my taxi driver was great really positive about the Olympics and the Jubilee which made such a change I'm already getting excited about them how about you?
The other exciting recent event was that along with Wellies, her boy and my hubby we went to Twickenham to watch England against Wales, as you know England lost but they fought well and the whole day was such fun. Many thanks to my niece and her wonderful man and his family for making it such a memorable day. In fact the recipe that I'm going to share with you today we took for our picnic they have become a family favourite and on the day my little sister (who is a yummy cook) and I were having a friendly bake off between her Mars Bar cakes and my Peanut butter ones still not sure which won so I think we shall call it a draw it's just a pity the score for the game wasn't!!
Peanut butter and Chocolate Bars
I found the recipe here but changed the base and the top as easier to obtain the ingredients in England but we have done both and they are equally delicious.
Melt 100g Butter (I use salted but either will do) with 2tbl of Golden syrup and 100g of marshmallows on a slow heat until combined. Off the heat add 180g to 200g of Snap Crackle Pop cereal stir until they are well coated put into a non stick or lined tin I usually use about 12" by 4"tin but whatever you have to hand. Pop into a fridge or somewhere cool to set.
Melt 200g Milk Chocolate with 250g of smooth creamy peanut butter (and a pinch of sea salt if you wish) in a heat proof bowl over simmering water or if you have an Aga then in a bowl on top of it but you will need to wait a little longer or go and garden for a while. Anyway when melted together pour and spread over the base and put into the fridge to set.
Melt 250g Plain Chocolate, 100g Butter and 2tsp of golden syrup as above. Cool for 2 minutes or so and then pour and spread over the peanut and chocolate let it set and then cut into squares and enjoy.
The picture above was taken by Wellies at my Birthday tea as I felt the P & C bars were needed and as usual she was busy snapping away. The top picture is the Grandson in his England shirt his Father was so pleased with it although I think Fireman Sam one would be more popular with the Grandson.