I'm always looking for treats in the summertime that don't involve turning on an oven in order to make them. And this tasty little treat fit that criteria perfectly.
Peanut Butter Bars
1-1/2 sticks (12 Tbls) butter, melted
2 cups pretzel sticks
1-1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 1/4 cups peanut butter
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup butterscotch chips
First, Alli used a rolling pin to crush the pretzels into fine crumbs.
Then she measured out the peanut butter
And the powdered sugar
I added the melted butter, and Alli stirred it all together.
Alli pushed the mixture into a 9 x 13 pan and then we melted the chocolate mixture and spread it over the top. It makes a nice little salty/sweet treat.
Since it was just the two of us this evening, we took a little walk up to the local gas station for an ice cream treat. Alli chose the biggest freezie pop she could find.
The walk home presented a few challenges as it is ever so difficult to walk and push up a freezie at the same time.
Ahh, safe back on the front step to finish the job.
Again, since it was just the two of us this evening, I went a little different route for our Bible lesson time. I dug out a book I used to lean on back in my preschool teaching days: Devotions for Little Boys and Girls (Old Testament) by Joan C. Webb. It's geared toward children 3-6 year olds. We read the first lesson taken from Genesis 1:1-13 called "What Did God Make?" This book was at the perfect level for Alli. She listened intently to the lesson and then enjoyed participating in the questions at the end
A houseful of children on Cookie Baking Nights is always a fun time and the evening flies by in a flurry of discussion and activity but occasionally God allows me those evenings with just one child in attendance, and I enjoy those times just as much.
Another Cookie Baking Night has come and gone and, as usual, a fun time was had by all (all two of us)!