Happy Merry Christmas sweet friends. {My youngest at age  walked around saying this to everyone. It stuck}. I don’t know if there will be snow or sunshine. I’m not sure if you will find your stocking overflowing with goodies or tiny lumps of coal. But I do know this. . . Jesus is the greatest gift. He came looking for you. He is reason enough to let our souls rejoice with the thrill of hope. My gift to you is a family recipe for Buckeyes. Some would call them Peanut Butter Balls. We call them worth every pound we gain this time of year. Oh, I know Christmas has nothing to do with eating cookies. But I don’t think Jesus minds one bit that we gather with our loved ones and enjoy each other with food and festivities on His birthday. In fact, I think He walks among us, touching each person on the shoulder and smiles.

“For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.” Matthew 18:20

Happy Merry Christmas,



1 jar of Jif Peanut Butter (18 oz. MUST be Jif!)

1 bag of Powder sugar (1lb size)

1 teaspoon of vanilla

1 stick of butter (softened)

6-8 oz of milk chocolate chips

1 oz of paraffin


*With clean hands mix first 4 ingredients in a bowl. Roll into 1 inch balls. Place in refrigerator for 1 hour.

Melt chocolate and paraffin in microwave safe bowl – stirring often.

Use toothpicks to dip balls into chocolate mixture. Using damp fingers, close of toothpick holes.

Store in refrigerator if you have any left over after you make them. They are great with your morning coffee before the kids get out of bed. Just sayin’.

 (original blog post date 12/21/2012)