It was to my understanding that family is supposed to be that group of people who know you. Who can look at your face and instantly tell that your smile is forced. Who can know exactly what is wrong, exactly what irks you, and exactly how to make you feel better after a long day.
But I am convinced my family thinks of me as a complete stranger. It’s a travesty, really.
Say, hypothetically speaking, you were to go to McDonald’s to grab breakfast for the family. You know exactly what everyone wants: that Dad like extra hashbrowns, or that your sister doesn’t like eggs in her McMuffins. So when you deliver the goods, everyone is fat & happy. There are no eggs where they shouldn’t be, and there are always extra hashbrowns lying around.
Or say, everyone was going to grab some sandwiches. You know for a fact that your brother ONLY likes tomato and lettuce on his sandwich, that your sister likes hot sandwiches, and that Mom only likes BLTs or Meatball subs. So you order accordingly.
Well. I know all of these things because I am a good family member. However, my family isn’t the case. They don’t know any of these vital elements about me. Even though I have spent years repeating the same order to them every time, even though I have made it known that I do not like roast beef, that cheese makes my tummy hurt or that wheat bread is preferable, they still don’t know.
How hard is it to remember my In & Out order, mother?! Don’t you love me?!
Okay, so I know this is TOOOOOTALLY a bratty #FirstWorldProblem but come on. If you had spent nearly 23 years of detesting mayonnaise on sandwiches and your parents brought you home some mayo-laden French Dip and claimed they “didn’t know” that you didn’t like mayo, you’d probably go a little crazy too.
Or maybe that’s just me being emotional and over dramatic… but I’d like to think I’m not alone in my issues.
Anywho, one thing I know EVERYONE in my house would like would be these Salted Nut Roll Truffles. Everyone here loves peanut butter and bite-sized treats (because they’re mini, that means calories don’t count… or something). Plus, they have a nice marshmallow-y surprise inside for a sweet, chewy texture that everyone adores, even if Mom traditionally scoffs at mallows.
You should totally be a family person and make these for your wolf pack! It’ll make up for all those times you forgot to bring home extra sweet & sour sauce for the chicken nuggets (a #truecrime if you ask me).
*recipe from Real Mom Kitchen at Tablespoon
- ½ cup creamy peanut butter
- ½ cup honey
- 1 cup nonfat dry milk powder (like by Carnation brand)
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 36 miniature marshmallows
- About 1 cup chopped sundae peanuts
- Line a baking sheet with foil and set aside. In a large bowl, combine the peanut butter, honey, vanilla and dry milk powder with a spoon, stirring to combine. The mixture will be stiff, but try to incorporate all the milk powder into the peanut butter mixture.
- Take a pinch (about a teaspoon or so) of the peanut butter mixture and roll it into a ball. With your finger, gently make an indentation in the truffle and place the miniature marshmallow. Roll the peanut butter truffle around the mallow to cover it.
- In a shallow bowl or plate, pour out the chopped peanuts. Dredge the truffles into the chopped peanuts to coat; place coated truffles onto the baking sheet. Repeat until all truffles have been rolled. Allow the truffles to set briefly, about 20 minutes in the fridge or freezer, before serving. Store leftovers airtight in the fridge, allowing to come to room temperature before serving.
Eeeeeeeeek! Aren’t these truffles adorable?! I LOVE how effortlessly these truffles come together in a matter of minutes. They taste like bite-sized versions of those Salted Nut Roll bars you’d get as a kid. Creamy peanut butter, soft marshmallows, crunchy peanuts… these bite-sized morsels offer so much sweet & salty flavor and such great texture. If you’re really into crunch, consider using crunchy peanut butter! Like chocolate? Dredge the truffles in cocoa powder rather than peanuts. Or if you want a more festive touch, roll in red & green holiday sprinkles! However you make ‘em, these would look adorable served in miniature cupcake liners in a cute tin for friends & neighbors.
Have a delicious day!