Buckeye Balls

  • 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 to 4 cups confectioners’ sugar


  • 1 pound chocolate flavored candy coating
  • 2 tablespoons shortening

Combine peanut butter , butter, vanilla and salt in large bowl. Beat at low speed of electric mixer until blended. Add 2 cups sugar. Beat until blended. Continue adding sugar 1/2 cup at a time until mixture shaped into ball will hold together on toothpick. Shape into 3/4 inch balls. Place on waxed paper-lined tray. Refrigerate.

For coating, combine candy coating and shortening in microwave safe bowl. Microwave at 50% (medium) for 30 seconds. Stir, repeat until mixture is smooth.

Insert toothpick into candy ball. Dip 3/4 ball into melted coating. Scrape off excess. Place on waxed paper lined tray. Remove toothpick and smooth over holes. Refrigerate until coating is firm; Remove from paper. Store at room temperature in covered container.

Mock Peanut Brittle Christmas Wreath Cookies

These are easy no bake cookies that are quick and fun to make.

  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Cup Light Corn Syrup
  • 1 (12 oz) jar of Peanut Butter
  • 6 Cups of Corn Flakes
  • Green Food coloring

Combine sugar and syrup in pan. Heat and bring to a hard boil. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter. Add green food coloring. Mix in corn flakes and stir until all are coated with syrup mixture. Drop by spoonfuls onto wax paper and shape into wreaths. Add red hot candies while wreaths are still warm.

Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

  • 2 Cups of Sugar
  • 1 Stick of Butter
  • 1/2 Cup of Milk
  • 2 Tablespoons of Cocoa

Combine and boil the above ingredients for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and mix in the following ingredients. You must move fast because the mixture begins to harden quickly.

  • 1 Cup of Peanut Butter
  • 2 1/2 to 3 Cups of Quick Cooking Oatmeal
    (the oats must be quick cooking and don’t put too much or the cookies will be dry)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Vanilla

Drop by spoonfuls on wax paper to cool.