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Grandma Mottle's Blarney Stones Recipe
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Grandma Mottle's Blarney Stones
Cubes of pound cake are dipped in frosting and rolled in dry-roasted peanuts. See more
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Grandma Mottle's Blarney Stones

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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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  • PREP

    15 mins

    15 mins


  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.
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Mar 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.

Jul 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."

Mar 17, 2015

Loved them, and they were fun to make.

Mar 17, 2015

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


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  • Calories
  • 117 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 13.9 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 23 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 6.1 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 2.6 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 108 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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