Festive Foods

Emily Robanske, Social Media Manager

By: Emily Robanske

“The peanut butter balls were my great grandmother’s recipe” expresses a Grant junior “After she passed, my mom started making them [and] we love to make them for gifts! Instead of cookies, we hand [these] out over the holiday season.” The recipe for the filling calls for two cups of crushed graham crackers, ¼ cup margarine, two cups of powdered sugar, and two cups of butter. The filling ingredients are mixed together and left to cool in the fridge for one hour. When cooled, the filling is portioned and then dipped in melted chocolate. When set, the peanut butter balls are ready! This festive treat is a perfect way to kickstart the holiday season!

“I tried to make healthy brownies,” conveys senior Violet Czerwinski. “The healthy brownies failed, so I decided to make this recipe”. “I love to make these during Christmas time, they always put me in the holiday spirit!” The recipe calls for two-thirds cup cocoa powder, one half cup sugar, one-third cup powdered sugar, a half teaspoon of salt, one cup of flour, one cup of chocolate chips, three eggs, one-half cup of vegetable oil, two tablespoons of water, and two teaspoons of vanilla. In a large bowl whisk together: cocoa powder, sugar, powdered sugar, salt, flour, and chocolate chips. When dry ingredients are combined add in the eggs, oil, water, and vanilla with a rubber spatula. Set the oven to 350 degrees, pour the mixture into a 9X9 pan, and bake for 25-35 minutes. This recipe is a perfect dessert to bring the holiday season to life!