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.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
36
Yield:
36 servings
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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pour confectioners' sugar in a bowl. Gradually add milk, whisking constantly, until mixture has a thin frosting consistency; whisk in vanilla extract.

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  • Place chopped peanuts in a bowl. Line a flat surface or a plate with waxed paper.

  • 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

117 calories; protein 2.6g 5% DV; carbohydrates 13.9g 5% DV; fat 6.1g 9% DV; cholesterol 22.9mg 8% DV; sodium 108.2mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
03/13/2014
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 make everyone happy. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/18/2018
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. Read More
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14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
03/13/2014
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 make everyone happy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2014
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 preference is for only 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Otherwise this is the perfect fix for "boring ol' pound cake." Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/18/2016
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 hour to dip all the cubes of cake, then I ran out of frosting and nuts part way through. So if you plan to make this, double the quantity for the frosting and nuts. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/27/2016
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!;) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/15/2020
Loved them, and they were fun to make. I made some with toasted coconut also which were also very good. They taste like little donuts. I have been making them now for the past few years and now it isn't St. Patrick's Day without them, Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2015
Simple to make. Went over great at the Saint Patrick's day potluck. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/18/2018
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2018
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 squares so that the peanuts would stick. This was surprisingly light moist and delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2018
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 makes the sweet and salty ratio balance. I also put green food coloring in one batch of icing. It made it looks so festive and moss like! Lastly this recipe way underestimates the amount of icing and crushed peanuts you will need. I had to triple mine but I coated them very well. This recipe also does not say to refrigerate anything. However i refrigerated the pound cake until completely cooled before cubing and i refrigerated the finished blarney stones when i was done coating them so they could set up overnight. After that it is ok to leave them out as long as it is not too hot. Enjoy! Read More
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