First up: buttermints, the chalky-looking mints found at many restaurants — only these taste much better and lend themselves to a variety of flavors beyond mint. And they don't even require heating, just a solid 6 to 8 minutes in a mixer, along with some kneading and drying overnight.
→ Check out the recipe here: Buttermints at The Splendid Table
And if you're looking for a quick sweet of the chocolate variety, buckeyes come together in a flash. Blend up the creamy peanut butter filling, with a touch of sea salt, and dip in smooth dark chocolate.
→ Get the full recipe: Buckeyes at The Splendid Table
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