Saturday, March 15, 2014

Luck 'o the Irish--a Treat for St. Patrick's Day

My girls love any reason to celebrate ANYTHING, so in the spirit of fun, I recently tested out this new recipe for St. Patrick's Day.  I'd never done anything outside of green "leprauchaun" milk in their cereal on March 17th, so these little bites were a great find.  Plus, they were from one of my Allrecipes acquaintances--Elizabeth made these with her Irish grandmother.  Aren't they cute?
Here's how you make them.  Find the recipe here on Allrecipes:
2 cups confectioners' sugar
1/2 cup milk, or as needed
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups dry roasted salted peanuts, finely chopped
1 pound cake, cut into bize-size cubes
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.

I used salted dry roasted peanuts, and the delicious combination of the cake, glaze, and saltiness might make your little leprechauns want to kiss you afterward!



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