Blarney Stones

Blarney Stones Recipe

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Barb Wandrey


This recipe has been handed down for at least 4 generations thus far. It is total Blarney! Our family has made this recipe each St. Patrick's Day for approximately 60 years and none of us are Irish! It is a messy experience that we just can not resist putting ourselves through each year all for the sake of tradition! Hope you enjoy!

This basic sponge cake is also used for jelly roll.


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2 c
granulated sugar
1 c
hot water
2 c
2 tsp
baking powder
1 dash(es)
powdered sugar icing, very thin
ground peanuts, finely ground

How to Make Blarney Stones


  • 1Grind peanuts with a meat grinder or food chopper (The one from Pampered Chef works very well). Set peanuts aside in a shallow dish.
  • 2Combine flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  • 3Beat eggs and sugar until thick. Gradually add hot water and flour mixture alternately to mix.
  • 4Pour into greased jelly roll pan.
  • 5Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until cake tests done. Cool.
  • 6While cake is baking, prepare very thin powdered sugar icing.
  • 7Cut cooled cake into approximately 1 1/2" X 2" rectangular squares.
  • 8Now comes the FUN! This is a little less messy if you have two people.
  • 9You have a shallow dish of icing, a shallow dish of crushed peanuts and the cut bars of cake. Roll the cake in the thin icing and then in the crushed peanuts.
  • 10Dry on racks or waxed paper. These bars do not keep particularly well. They should be enjoyed and shared with friends on the holiday.
  • 11HINT: I find that lining the jelly roll pan with parchment paper instead of greasing works well.

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About Blarney Stones

Course/Dish: Cakes, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: Irish

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