Monday, December 10, 2018

No Bake Goodies - BWF

December... and 14 days until Christmas. HOW did this happen? This year has flown by, so much has happened and changed. But one thing remains. I'm "Jolly". My daddy was considered a jolly fella. He was a big kid, he loved sweets, and food in general, he loved to laugh, to make people laugh, he loved the holidays and did his level best to make them great for me. He would work endless, tirelessly, insane amount of hours just to make sure that I got what I needed and most of what I wanted.
So when we were discussing topics/themes for this months Blog With Friends post. I thought about him, which is nothing new, he is on my mind most days. But the theme, "Jolly" was chosen and I thought, yes that what I want to celebrate. A jolly season. To be a jolly soul. To live jolly.
That may seem odd to some but it came as natural as breathing to me.

One thing that I've done for 16 years, each Christmas, is make dozens and dozens of buckeyes. They were one of my Daddy's favorites. I mean, who doesn't love chocolate and peanut butter? Buckeyes seem to make even the biggest Grinch...jolly.
Since I can no longer enjoy chocolate or peanut butter, that means no buckeyes. A sad day in my house. The guys want me to make them anyway, for them. ugh...I might but I wanted to try to make something for me. A dessert/candy treat that was low oxalate and safe for my kidneys. Well, if I could take out the sugar, I did it. LOL that stuff is everywhere I look these days and trying to stay away from it is super hard. These tasty treats are no exception, they have sugar, they are rich but you only need 1 to satisfy a sweet craving let me tell ya.
A happy alternative to buckeyes. These biscoff cookie rounds, sweet bites, or whatever you want to call them, they are delicious and super easy to make.
1 cup Biscoff cookie spread
1 stick room temp butter, unsalted
1 cup powered sugar
Mix well. Shape into walnut size balls, chill and dip in white chocolate.
Simple , quick, easy, no chocolate and no peanut butter. Works for me.
Thank you for stopping by and try to be "jolly" this year, not just this holiday season, but all the time. We have so much to be thankful for. Why not be jolly?

So to you and yours... Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Seasons Greetings or whatever works for you. Jolly Jingles folks!


  1. I love biscoff cookies and have even baked with them but I've never had biscoff spread. Need to try that out.

  2. Oooh, this is a nice change to the normal! Fun!