I think every great Christmas story has some baking going on, as it is a big part of the season. In my Christmas Novella, A Little Bit of Christmas, a tradition the Lewis family has is to make a gingerbread house together. I'm going to give you a recipe that is one of my own family traditions, buckeyes.
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Easy Buckeye Recipe
1 1/2 cups peanut butter
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup margarine
1 t. vanilla
Chocolate fudge magic shell
Mix peanut butter, powdered sugar, margarine and vanilla until semi-dry. Shape into bite sized balls. Place balls on wax-papered covered cookie sheet. Freeze 1 hour. Dip into Chocolate fudge magic shell, leaving top uncovered to resemble a buckeye. Freeze until serving.
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A Christmas Novella
After a tragic accident that brought the small town of Wynter Haven to their knees, Claire Belmont and Nick Lewis went in opposite directions coping in very different ways. Three years later, Claire gets a call urging her to come back to help her friend move past his grief.
It will take more than a little hot cider, gingerbread and mistletoe to bring back Nick’s holiday spirit. He hasn’t celebrated Christmas since his twin sister died. In fact, he’s mastered locking up his feelings so he will never be hurt again.
Claire has a secret and hopes that somehow she and Nick can both get a Christmas miracle this year. After all, Nichole would want them to be happy and cherish the holiday that had been their favorite. Maybe a little bit of Christmas is just what they both need.
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