Microwave Divinity and Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

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Christmas making cookies / image from Microsoft Publisher

Here are two simple Christmas cookie recipes you can make in a snap! Microwave Divinity and Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls are perfect for sharing and gift giving. Either of these would be wonderful to take to a Cookie Exchange party.

Microwave Divinity
2 ½ cups sugar
½ cups water
2 egg whites
1 cup chopped pecans
½ cups light corn syrup
1/3 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla

In a microwave safe 3 quart container combine sugar, syrup, water and salt. Microwave on high for 5 minutes. Stir and microwave again for 8 to 10 minutes or until syrup when dropped into cool water makes a hard ball. While mixture is cooking beat egg whites until stiff. Slowly pour syrup mixture over egg whites beating with mixer on high speed. Add vanilla while continuing to mix. Continue beating until mixture holds its shape and starts to lose its gloss. (app. 4 or 5 minutes) Fold in pecans by hand. Drop by teaspoon onto waxed paper. Makes about 1 ¼ pounds of candy.
*Recipe will not work on a wet day because it is moisture sensitive.

Page's peanut butter balls

Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

1 stick margarine
1 box confectioner sugar
2 cups peanut butter
3 cups krispy rice cereal
1/3 block paraffin wax
6 oz. chocolate chips
1 large Hershey candy bar

Melt margarine and mix well with sugar, peanut butter and cereal. Form into balls 1 inch in diameter. Refrigerate over night.
In a double boiler melt paraffin, chocolate chips and candy bar. Dip balls and place on wax paper to dry.

About Page Hughes

Page Hughes is a Jesus loving party girl who is always ready to have fun! She has been married to Dr. Les Hughes for over 30 years and they reside in Alabaster, Alabama. Les and Page have been blessed with 4 amazing children and 4 fabulous grand children who are the source of many great illustrations. Page loves people well through ministering to their hurts, cooking delicious meals, and partying with the purpose of leading others to a deeper relationship with Jesus. Page’s goal in life is to go to heaven when she dies and take as many people as she can with her.

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About Page Hughes

Page Hughes is a Jesus loving party girl who is always ready to have fun! She has been married to Dr. Les Hughes for over 30 years and they reside in Alabaster, Alabama. Les and Page have been blessed with 4 amazing children and 4 fabulous grand children who are the source of many great illustrations. Page loves people well through ministering to their hurts, cooking delicious meals, and partying with the purpose of leading others to a deeper relationship with Jesus. Page’s goal in life is to go to heaven when she dies and take as many people as she can with her.