Monday, December 9, 2013

25 Days of #HotHolidayHints: Day 9 with S.J. Maylee @SJMaylee

Welcome 25 Days of Hot Holiday Hints hostess S.J. Maylee! S.J. is a fabulous cook and she's sharing one of her favorite holiday cookie recipes today. Be sure to leave a comment to be entered to win a $5 Evernight gift certificate. We're giving away one each day!

The holidays are full of all kinds of wonder. I often wonder how I’ll get it all done. Family is certainly my favorite part of the holidays, but all the good eats definitely come next. It requires a bit of a fuss, but it’s worth it for these special things. 

My family has loads of favorite recipes. My dad’s family makes chrusciki, fried dough folded like an angel wing and dusted with powdered sugar. Yum! My mom makes pita piata which is rolled dough filled with different kinds of raisins and nuts and then baked. Both are fabulous with a cup of coffee. Yeap, I enjoy holiday eats. One of the cookies I make is the buckeye. 

 S.J.’s Yumtastic Buckeyes: 

1 stick butter softened 
2 cups crunchy peanut butter 
4 cups Rice Krispies 3 cups unsifted powdered sugar 
12 oz bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips 
1” square of food-grade paraffin wax 

You need to get your hands dirty with this cookie. Put the peanut butter and butter in a bowl and use your hands to mix well. Again with your hands, mix in 2 cups of Rice Krispies at a time. Lastly, mix in the powdered sugar. Roll the mixture into the size of cookie you want and set them on a parchment covered cookie sheet. 

Using a double boiler, melt your chocolate chips over low to medium heat. Keep your eye on the chocolate, don’t over heat. Add a bit of paraffin at a time until the chocolate falls freely from your spoon. 

Now, the typical buckeye nut has a bit uncovered with dark brown, but my rule is to cover the whole cookie with chocolate. Who doesn’t want more chocolate and it makes this last step easier. ☺ Using a couple of spoons, cover each ball with chocolate and set them to cool and harden on the parchment covered cookie sheet. 

S.J. Maylee's Romance on the Go, UNTANGLE ME, released on December 5th!

Ivy’s revenge on the people behind her family’s downward spiral is simple and it’s working. There’s no need to long for help from the wealthy business owners who turned their backs on her father. Ivy may be worn out, but she’s finding herself again after joining the local BDSM club.

Seth has it all. He has homes around the world and the little red speedster he dreamed of as a little boy, but none of the things he can buy satisfy him, not the socialites hanging on his arm or the submissives falling at his feet. Then, he hires Ivy to plan his next event.

Seth and Ivy enjoy each other’s company in and out of the planning stages for Seth’s charity event. Their playful bets lead them to a first date. When their secret kinks are revealed, the pair fall deep, but it’s not meant to last. Past hurts come back to haunt Ivy. Now, it’s time for Seth to use all he’s learned, regardless if he can win back the girl.

Find UNTANGLE ME here!


S.J. Maylee said...

I so looking forward to making these. :D Yum!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the recipe. It sounds like my mom's peanut butter balls. I am going to try to make these.

amy bowens said...

Love the recipe I think I'm going to try this out for my family. Your newest book looks great can't wait to read it. Hopefully maybe after christmas since this is my hectic time. Hope you have a merry Christmas!

S.J. Maylee said...

Hi Angieia. They are very similar to a peanut butter ball. The difference is subtle and I think you'll love it.
Yeah, Amy! I hope you enjoy Untangle Me. Merry Christmas. :)

elaing8 said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe. Sounds yummy.
Book sounds great too

S.J. Maylee said...

You're very welcome and thanks. :D