Snow Caps, Buckeyes and the Christmas Bazaar

Sr. Marita Anne made candy for us for many years. We always enjoyed them at our Christmas Bazaar. This year should be no different, except she wont be making the candy, other people will. You see, Sr. Marita Anne has retired. When Sr. Marita Anne retired, it was determined that the tradition should continue. So the Ladies Club has generously decided to take the torch so to speak. They have decided to keep a tradition alive, along with two wonderful recipes. I am fortunate enough to share them with you. So, while Sr. Marita Anne is enjoying retirement, we are enjoying making her delicious snow caps and buckeyes. Along with a few kitchen mishaps and a whole lot of fun, we also enjoyed the fellowship and warmth that only a  busy kitchen can bring. So if you are in the area, it would be great to see you. Come and visit us. There will be a lot to enjoy including crafts, food, and a white elephant sale.
Christmas Bazaar
St Pius X Catholic School
7800 Halprin Drive
Norfolk, VA 23518

Saturday, Nov 20th
9:00 – 3:00
&
Sunday, Nov 21st
9:00 – 1:00
Snow Caps
1 stick of butter
2 packages cream cheese
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 lbs confectioner sugar
14 oz of flaked coconut
Dark chocolate dipping chocolate
Cream the butter and cream cheese together.  Add the vanilla extract. Slowly and I do mean slowly add the powdered sugar and coconut.
Just like Pam and I are doing here.
Now, this is what happens when you mix your powdered sugar to quickly. Do you notice how neat and clean Pam’s work station is compared to mine? If cleanliness is next go godliness, I am in big trouble.
So take the mixture and drop them by tablespoons onto a parchment lined cookie sheet. Allow to cool in the refrigerator until firm.
Open your melting chocolate and…….
Melt it.
Take the coconut pieces and dip them into the chocolate.
It is a lot less messy if you use chopsticks or skewers like Lisa is doing here.
 And Voila! Here is the finished product. All there is to do is bag them. They truly do look like snow caps don’t they?
I don’t think I could have done it without my friends.

Buckeyes
1  cup peanut butter
2 sticks butter
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
4 cups confectioners sugar
Dark dipping chocolate

In a mixing bowl combine peanut butter, butter vanilla and confectioners sugar.
Roll into 1 inch balls  give or take and place on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper

Heat up the dipping chocolate

Using a toothpick or wooden skewer, dip the balls in the chocolate leaving a little dot.

Here is the finished product. Now all we have to do is bag them

Enjoy these at our Christmas bazaar. See you there!