On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…Buckeyes, a.k.a. Peanut Butter Balls. This is no lie. I met Hubba-luv in August and for our first Christmas together, he made these while I watched. It was love–true love. I remember this delicacy from childhood. While I hovered at their apron strings, my grandma, mama, and aunts would scurry around the kitchen, making magic–or Buckeyes–same thing really. Once you taste one, you’ll understand.
1 cup creamy peanut butter
6 T salted butter, softened
1/2 t vanilla extract
2 cups powdered sugar
16 oz semi-sweet chocolate
In a mixing bowl, mix peanut butter, butter, and vanilla extract. Gradually stir in powdered sugar until a large dough ball forms. Add extra powdered sugar if needed. Cover and refrigerate until ready to make balls. The dough will firm up and be easier to form into smaller balls.
Cover baking sheet with wax paper and place dough balls in rows. If they soften, return to refrigerator to firm up again.
Melt chocolate. Place toothpick in dough ball and dip in chocolate. Hold at an angle and spin to toothpick in your fingers to coat all sides. No need to coat entirely. Return to wax paper. Refrigerate until ready to serve. You can remove toothpicks to serve if you’d like–or not. Be sure to cover or place in air tight container if keeping refrigerated for extended time. Enjoy!
A Princess by Christmas by Jennifer Faye
A royal kiss under the mistletoe…
Prince Alexandro Castanovo arrives in snowy New York intent on protecting his royal family from scandal. And when Reese Harding—down-to-earth and heart-stoppingly beautiful—finds room for him at her inn, it seems like the perfect twist of fate.
Not long ago Reese’s world came crumbling down, shaking her foundations. But this enigmatic stranger intrigues her! She’s learned to be wary of secrets…but when she discovers Alex’s true identity, might there be enough magic in the air to make this regular American girl a princess by Christmas…?
As part of The 12 Days of Christmas celebration, Jennifer donated a $10 Amazon card, paired with a package of author swag from Darcy Flynn to the prize list. Click HERE for this and many more random drawings. To follow the celebration, find a new recipe, pick up a holiday decorating or shopping tip, click HERE.
About the Author
I currently reside in Pennsylvania with my very patient husband, one amazing daughter (the other remarkable daughter has flown the coop to chase her own dreams) and two spoiled rotten cats. When I’m not glued to my laptop (which isn’t often) or enjoying some family time, I like reading, cross-stitch, embroidery, quilting, knitting, hockey (go Pittsburgh Penguins!), and gardening.