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Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

by Ginny Hale

1 cup of sugar

1/2 cup light corn syrup

1/2 cup dark syrup


In a large pan, cook on medium heat until sugar is dissolved.


2 cups of crunchy peanut butter

4 cups of rice krispies


Make into balls. Cool in the refrigerator.

Melt 4 squares of dark chocolate bark dipping chocolate and two  tablespoons of cooking oil.

Dip balls and cover with chocolate. Cool on parchment paper or foil. Store in the refrigerator until chocolate is cool and set. Place in mini muffin papers. Store in air tight container.

Makes 60 peanut butter balls

Helpful hints

This krispie mixture will be hot.

You may want to grease your hands.

Work quickly.

You can use an ice cream scoop to make uniform balls.

I used 10 bars of chocolate bark.


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The 12 Days of Christmas at the Dallas Arboretum

This holiday season, the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden will unveil a one-of-a-kind, blockbuster Christmas exhibit:

The 12 Days of Christmas

November 16, 2014- January 4, 2015

Reminiscent of the department store window displays of years past, this elaborate Christmas exhibit evokes magical nostalgia. A collection of 12 Victorian gazebos are encased in glass, each filled with moving costumed characters and the festive sounds of the season.

Don’t miss this incredible limited time offer to secure $5 tickets to the illuminated nighttime showings of  The 12 Days of Christmas.  Early Bird Tickets must be purchased before Sept. 1.

Buy Tickets


 Sundays-Thursdays | November 16-January 4 | 6-10 p.m.

Special Weekend Nights | November 28 & 29 | December 26 & 27 | January 2-4 | 6-10 p.m.

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Summer Symposium/Pot Luck Dinner – 08/12/14

The last symposium for the summer will be Tuesday, August 12th,  at 6:00 p.m. in  the Cafetorium at the old Sunnyvale Elementary School, 416 Tripp.   The program will start with potluck dinner and fellowship at 6:00 p.m.  After the meal, you can start on your craft.  There are lots of glassware left over from the  June symposium, so we will make glass plate flowers and totems again.  Make several for your yard or porch.  They make great gifts too!!  Also, there are some wine bottles that have drilled holes (for lights).  If you want to decorate a wine bottle with colored gems, you can do that, too.

All the supplies you need will be provided, so come,  get creative and bring a friend!!!

Submitted by:  Martha Billman – Communications Committee