Peanut Butter Candy
Couple of morning back,as i walked by my kitchen counter,i noticed freshly opened peanut butter jar.I also noticed the tracks of small finger in peanut butter.It was time to make peanut butter candy 🙂
Seems like Ugandan children like peanut just as much mine do. Not surprising knowing the fact that groundnut,as what peanut is called in Africa , is popular crop .
Uganda has been in our mind for some time .We had the opportunity to watch mwangaza children choir on Resurrection Sunday at our church.Stellar performance. My daughter had the opportunity to briefly meet the sweet little girls who were part of this choir afterwards.
Peanut Butter Candy
So as we were making this candy, we were talking about that day.
- You should must use heaping help from your kids.Its a requirement.Mine had so much fun mixing and mesuring and rolling it into small candy balls.Of course followed by eating 🙂
- It is super sweet and chewy. I keep it refrigerated so it stays that way.
- I used malted milk powder instead of regular milk powder, though I think wheat germs would have been healthier choice.
After candy making, I showed my kids some of the African crafts.They chose to make African masks.
Thriving fun summer program does not have Uganda listed.It was not a problem for us though. We talked about the video we had watched during mwangaza choir which shows the immense need in the community.My daughter started off with reciting John 3:16 and we dwelt in John 3:17 from there on, followed by interactive questions such as ,’Why people do not know about Jesus?
One more thing,if you feel like midnight snacking,you may just have one of these sweet and chewy goodness..i am just saying 🙂
Recipe is from “The Multicultural Cookbook for Students”.
- 1 cup peanut butter chunky or creamy(I used creamy)
- 1 cup honey,slightly warm
- 1-1/2 to 2 cups malted milk powder
- *1 cup finely shredded dry coconut
- Warm honey in a glass bowl,just so it is easy to mix.
- Add peanut butter to it.Add malted milk powder gradually,just enough to roll it into stiff peanut balls with clean hands.
- Roll each peanut ball in coconut.
- Let it refrigerate for 30 mins or so.
I ground the dry shredded coconut,just so it is finer and adheres better.