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Grandma Mottle's Blarney Stones

Rated as 4.31 out of 5 Stars
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"Every St. Patrick's Day when we were growing up, my grandmother would have us over to make Blarney Stones, pound cake cubes dipped in frosting and rolled in dry roasted peanuts. This became a tradition we considered part of our Irish family heritage."
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Ingredients

15 m servings 117
Original recipe yields 36 servings

Directions

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  1. Pour confectioners' sugar in a bowl. Gradually add milk, whisking constantly, until mixture has a thin frosting consistency; whisk in vanilla extract.
  2. Place chopped peanuts in a bowl. Line a flat surface or a plate with waxed paper.
  3. Dip 1 pound cake cube in frosting and roll cube in peanuts; place on wax paper to dry. Repeat with remaining pound cake pieces.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 117 calories; 6.1 13.9 2.6 23 108 Full nutrition

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Yum, what a treat! This is such a cute idea for Saint Patrick's Day, and goes beyond green milk in the cereal for the kids. It's an easy and simple recipe, but its sweet and salty flavors will ...

Most helpful critical review

Wasn’t that pleased as the powered sugar didn’t harden up like I thought. Also I used crushed pecans instead of peanuts - however they would not stick.

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Yum, what a treat! This is such a cute idea for Saint Patrick's Day, and goes beyond green milk in the cereal for the kids. It's an easy and simple recipe, but its sweet and salty flavors will ...

Yummy and simple. My husband thought they were too sweet, but I LOVED the combination of sweet and salty. I think the milk should be cut in half to make the frosting not too runny. And, my prefe...

pretty close recipe to my mother's - except she made a white cake & ground Spanish peanuts (rather than dry roasted) in her meat grinder for topping! ;)

The finished product was excellent, however the time listed to make it (15 minutes) was not even close......I was hoping for something quick to make but that didn't happen. It took closer to a ...

Loved them, and they were fun to make.

Simple to make. Went over great at the Saint Patrick's day potluck.

Soooo yummy! However I did use a homemade pound cake with a touch of lemon in it. It makes the dough taste like a doughnut after they are coated. Secondly I used salted honey roasted peanuts, ma...

I love the sweet and salty flavors in this little dessert. I followed directions except I added only about half the milk to the confectioner's sugar. It was still very wet and coated the cake sq...

Wasn’t that pleased as the powered sugar didn’t harden up like I thought. Also I used crushed pecans instead of peanuts - however they would not stick.