Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Irma Docken's Peanut Butter Sweets

1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup white corn syrup
3 cups corn flakes or crisp rice cereal
1 cup crunchy peanut butter

Bring sugar and syrup to a boil and cook for about 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter and cereal. Use a tablespoon to scoop and drop the mixture onto a greased pan (or wax-paper lined pan). Yield: about 2 dozen. Store in a covered container in a cool place.

My very first apartment in Bassett, Nebraska, was in Irma Docken's basement. She was a teacher at the Bassett Elementary School, and she also had a kiln and ran ceramics classes a couple evenings each week. This is an adaptation of her recipe that was printed in the Rock County Leader on December 26, 1991.

Another great Easy Recipe

Love At Home

There is beauty all around
When there's love at home.
There is joy in every sound
When there's love at home.

Roses bloom beneath our feet,
All the earth is a garden sweet,
Making life a bliss complete,
When there's love at home.

-- John Hugh McNaughton (1829-1891)