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Monday, September 12, 2011

Chicken Salad and Peanut Butter Balls

I found a couple yummy easy recipes this week! That always makes for a good day!

Chicken Salad
(this was adapted from "Charlie's famous chicken salad with grapes" from food.com, but I tinkered a bit to make it how I like it...so now it's not really the same :)

- 2 1/2 cups diced cooked chicken
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise 
- 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 - 2/3 c. chopped onion
- 1 cup red or purple grapes cut in halves (I added more)
- pepper to taste

Mix it all together in a large bowl, and enjoy!

We ate it sandwich style on Costco's new torta rolls and it was sooooooo good!!




We halved this next one, and it was still plenty! But there are only two of us. I also think it's waaay too buttery, so this is my adjusted version to try next time

Peanut Butter Balls
(the original recipe from justapinch.com is here)

1 1/3 c. peanut butter
2 c. graham cracker, crushed (coarser chunks make for nice texture :)
1 1/4 sticks margarine
1 tsp. vanilla
3-4 c. powdered sugar
at least 12 oz. bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 Tbs. shortening

mix together the butter, peanut butter, and vanilla. Then add graham crackers, and then the powdered sugar. Put in the fridge for a few minutes to stiffen if needed. Melt chocolate and shortening on the stove over low heat, stirring constantly. Roll peanut butter dough into small balls and dip/roll in melted chocolate, or dust with powdered sugar or cocoa.








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