Saturday, November 21, 2015


For the past 16 or 17 years the ladies in my family have made peanut butter buckeyes. We make a TON of them (enough for six families plus extras for sharing), so we make an entire day out of it and spend the entire day together laughing, talking, drinking wine & coffee, playing games when we have a down moment, and just having a good time.

It has always been one of my favorite days!! My sister-in-law moved here from Arizona this past year (YAY!) and was able to join the tradition. She is allergic to peanut butter though so we chose to change things up a bit. We love to pass these treats out to friends and family at the holidays and we love to sit them out when people visit so we still wanted to keep the treat sweet and easy to store so that it lasts through the holidays (freeze them!).

My sister hosted our get together and chose to do fudge. We made white chocolate peppermint, milk chocolate mint, peanut butter, milk chocolate with almonds, and just regular milk chocolate. They turned out so yummy. and were so much easier and quicker to make than the buckeyes are. We had even more time to sit and chat with each other (and drink more wine!!) and since we already switched our tradition up, we switched it up a bit more and let my nephew join in! He's going to be 16 next week so it was a big deal (to me!) that he wanted to hang out with us!

I love that we have a new tradition but I will still always call our get together "Buckeyes"! LOL

Fudge Recipe

1 1/2 sticks butter 3 cups of white sugar 2/3 cups Evaporated Milk (NOT sweetened condensed) Stir frequently over medium heat til rolling boil. Set timer for 5 minutes, continue cooking over med heat stirring CONSTANTLY!! Remove from heat Add one small jar of marshmallow creme, 1 tsp of vanilla extract and one 12 oz bag of any flavor chips until smooth. Pour in foil lined and greased 9x13 pan. If you make the peppermint, use white chocolate chips, add 1 tsp of peppermint extract as well as vanilla when you remove from heat.

You can easily double this recipe and split it up between two 9x13 pans.

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