I think I've mentioned in the past that I'm basically a child in adult clothing.
I have toys. I like dollies. I love stuffed animals. I play video games.
Like Lego Harry Potter.
I recently, as in last week, discovered that you can play Lego HP ONLINE with a friend.
What, what? It didn't seem like an online game, so I never even really thought about it.
Also, when I say *I* discovered it, I totally mean the Bean did, and I'm trying to steal his thunder.
The discovery came about when Darla and I were iMessaging that we had both just booted up Lego HP to play.
I literally typed, "I wish we could play online together".
That was when the Bean flipped the case over and proclaimed that you could!
When Darla joined the game, I was in the boy's dorm in Gryffindor Tower.
What did we do? We both, immediately, started jumping on the beds.
We also like to cast spells at each other, chase each other around, and knock each other down.
Really, folks, we are grown ups. I swear.
We now send each other texts that say things like, "Hey, wanna play Legos?", "I'm all done with my chores, so I can play Legos now!", etc.
It's like we are 5. Maybe we are. Adult clothing, remember?
In the words of Chili Davis:
"Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional."
Playtime is good.
Know what else is good? Buckeye Cheeseball.
Since I was playing Potter and had Potter on my mind, I first thought of Florean Fortescue and the sundaes he gave Harry. However, strawberry and peanut butter do not sound like the best combo. Strawberry and chocolate though? Yes. All yes.
I thought of this recipe after making my Chocolate Chip Cheeseball.
The Bean has recently discovered that he LOVES it. However, he loves peanut butter and chocolate together even more. I started thinking about my Chocolate Frog filling & by combining it and the Chocolate Chip Cheeseball, this was born.
As I've said before, being from Ohio, anything chocolate and peanut butter gets the automatic BUCKEYE stamp. It's like a law or something I think.
So, Buckeye Cheeseball it is.
This is easy peasy lemon squeezy.
Beat the butter, cream cheese, and brown sugar together for a couple mins. Throw in the rest (except chips) beat a little more. Stir in chips.
I took a batch to youth group. I came back with zero.
It was a massive hit.
Oh, gotta, go..
I think I hear a Lego shaped Hogwarts calling my name.
recipe by Tina @ Sugar Bean Bakers
1 stick butter, softened
1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened*
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
2 Tablespoons light corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup chocolate chips**
1 cup creamy peanut butter
Add butter, cream cheese, and brown sugar into a mixing bowl. Beat for a couple minutes until well mixed. Add in the corn syrup, vanilla, peanut butter, & powered sugar. Mix until combined.
Stir in chocolate chips.
Cover and chill for 2 hours, then form into ball, or spoon into serving dish and chill.
Serve with graham crackers, vanilla wafers, chocolate cookies, etc.
Promptly refrigerate leftovers.
*you can use fat free or Neufchâtel cream cheese
they will just result in a different consistancy. I used Neufchâtel for the recipe pictured.
Whole fat cream cheese would have resulted in something that you could shape into a ball better.
**mini chocolate chips are best, but I only had regular size and they work just fine too, cause... chocolate.