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!