So, sometimes, when I tell people I'm a Stay at Home Mom, they respond, saying "Oh, you don't work."
Um....yeah, I work. Are you KIDDING ME? Do you NOT know exactly how much time four kids, a dog, a husband and their cooking, cleaning and laundry takes? Do you NOT know all the places a mom of four has to drive? From the doctor, to schools, to lessons, and so on? Yeah. It's work. A LOT of work.
I still can't quite shake the feeling that the kind of people who have the audacity to mutter "so you don't work" to me, think that I sit around and eat bonbons all day.
No. I don't.
But I DO have a really excellent recipe for them!
1 12oz package of chocolate (I use semi sweet chocolate chips, but you can use any kind of chocolate- including milk or bittersweet, and any brand.)
1/3 cup of heavy cream
1tsp of flavoring (orange extract, vanilla, almond, peppermint, cinnamon, raspberry, rum, and so on.)
In medium pot, melt chocolate and heavy cream, stirring constantly. LOW HEAT. Cream and chocolate scorch very easily if they are heated too quickly. On low heat, this only takes about 10 minutes, so don't rush.
Pour into a bowl and add your flavoring. Stir it in really well, and then let set in the fridge for 1 hour and a half to two hours- until it is hard, but not solid, easy to roll into balls with your hands without slopping into a mushy goo.
After you have it set, roll small pieces into balls, then roll them in powdered sugar, cocoa powder, coconut, sprinkles, nuts, or whatever you want for all kinds of delicious textures and flavors! Have fun!
Place on waxed paper, chill in the fridge for a short time, and enjoy!!!!