Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Love Bites

The goats are hiding from me so I decided not to dress them up for Jingle Bells today. Everyone is posting beautiful snow photos on their blog that makes me so jealous. I decided to make something in the kitchen. Its 73 degrees here today and I have the doors and windows open. Not the best baking weather so I decided on a no bake treat. I guess they are called love bites because you just love biting into and eating them. I had to sample one even though you are suppose to wait 24 hours. It was very good so looking forward to tomorrow to try another one.
Here is a very simple yummy recipe:

Love Bites

1 cup vanilla wafer crumbs ( I crushed mine in the blender)

1 half cup powdered sugar
1 half cup finely chopped nuts
1 tablespoon of cocoa powder
1 tablespoon of light corn syrup
1 fourth cup drained and chopped maraschino cherries
1 half teaspoon water
In a large bowl mix the vanilla wafer crumbs, powdered sugar, nuts, and cocoa. Stir in the cherries and corn syrup until well mixed. Sprinkle with water and mix thoroughly using hands.
I took this picture after I had already made a few balls.. sorry I forgot.
Shape into balls. Roll balls in powdered sugar. Store in airtight container overnight before eating.
If you need a quick and easy recipe for something to put in your goodies baskets try this. Its time to do afternoon chores and then I am going to bake some cookies. The sun will be down and it should be a little cooler. If I put on Christmas music and pretend its cold outside maybe it will work ;).


Anonymous said...

It's 67 here today. I went shopping and had to keep shedding clothes! Thanks for the recipe.

DayPhoto said...

I had to laugh over the Santa Hat thing! What a funny post! Thanks for the recipe!

Run critters...run!


FarmHouse Style said...

Yummy! Those sound delicious:-)

Your site looks so festive, Peggy! Sorry the critters are not as enthusiastic about it...LOL.

I LOVED your 12 days of Christmas post!


The Mind of a Mom said...

ummmmm save 2 for me please :o)

Mrs.Ruiz said...

Oh my gosh Peggy, those look so good. Did I mention how I love cookies. It is my one weakness, my addiction. I need to go but corn syrup and cherries. I will make these Christmas eve, me and Avery can do this one together:)))

Mary said...


The Love Bites look delicious. I think I'm going to try these. The recipes sounds like it is quick and easy. Mmm!

Just to let you know, I finished the Christmas book you sent me through the swap and will be posting a little review. It is a beautiful book and I thank you once again. I really enjoyed it and it will be treasured year after year.

I just checked with Canada Post and Mary's stocking is out for delivery. I haven't sent you a photo of mine yet, as I'm having trouble with the software of my digital camera. I will see if I can get a photo tonight and get it uploaded.

Thanks for the book and also for hosting the Stocking Swap. It was a lot of fun.


PEA said...

I am here to offer my services as your official test taster!! hehe They look so yummy, sis, I'm printing out the recipe to give them a try:-) Love ya! xoxo

Raggedy Girl said...

Thank you for the nice recipe. Next week when I make my cookies I am putting these on my list.
Roberta Anne

Lynn Bartlett said...

Hi Peggy,
We have more than enough snow and cold to share with you! We are praying for the safety of our animals, and so far so good, in this well below zero degree week.

Bride2Be said...

those sound yummy! and easy to make:


Betsy from Tennessee said...

Peggy, We were in Hendersonville, TN today and the temperature was 38 degrees all day long--and drizzly. Talk about feeling COLD!!!! When we got home 2.5 hours east, it was 54 degrees... I guess the farther east you go, the warmer the temps, huh????

Yummy recipe... But my hubby doesn't like cherries---so I'll either leave them out, or substitute something....?????

Shiloh Prairie Farm said...

Thanks for the recipe!

amelia said...

Recipe looks good!

I'd send you some snow but it wouldn't work!

Be glad you don't get our weather because you'd have an awful time keeping your animals warm and even worse time trying to keep the snow shovelled!!

Donna said...

The snow falling in your pictures is so cute! Wishing you and William and all the critters a Merry Christmas.