Jul 08
Peanut Butter Kandy Kakes7 Comments

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Have you ever heard of Tastykake before? If you live in the Philadelphia area you definitely know what they are, they are a company famous for their delicious snack treats. They slowly have expanded to other states on the East coast, but are more well known in this area. I used to buy their chocolate chip bar and fudge bars all the time in elementary school. I loved when my mom left me some change to buy them.

There are two items that were always in my household growing up: butterscotch krimpets and kandy kakes. I remember my mom also sending them up to my sister when she was in college in Boston to share with her non-Philadelphia friends. Blair & I included them in our wedding out of town boxes. I have never heard a bad thing about a Kandy Kake. I knew that these HAD to be on the menu for my 24 x 24 party. Now I have another Kandy Kake recipe already on my blog, but this one is slightly different. The first one has a layer of chocolate frosting on the top while this one the whole cake is dunked in chocolate.

My mom got this recipe awhile back, forgot about it, and now has been making them for the past year for many different occasions. The base is a light cake with a layer of peanut butter then dipped in chocolate. Now we already know that I do not care for this combination of flavors, but many people do. Besides the ice cream, these were the first to fly off the dessert table. If you are not able to get these things in the store, I hope that you make them at home to experience a taste of Philadelphia!

Kandy Kakes
(Printable Recipe)

4 eggs, beaten to a lemon color
1 cup milk
2 tbsp. oil
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1 tsp. baking powder

For the topping:
1 1/2 cups peanut butter
8 ounces chocolate (we get ours from a local candy shop)

What you’ll do:
Combine eggs, milk, oil, and vanilla. Set aside. Combine flour, sugar, and baking powder. Mix the 2 mixtures until blended. Bake in greased jelly roll pan (10×15) at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes. When cake is still hot, drop peanut butter in blobs, spread over cake evenly. Freeze for 45 minutes or more. Once frozen using a circle cookie cutter or any desired shape, cut out the cakes. Melt 8 oz. chocolate over a double boiler, dip into melted chocolate and let cakes cool on some wax paper.

Source: Betsy Blaston

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7 Responses to Peanut Butter Kandy Kakes

  1. Oh, how fun!! When I was a little girl (in the Midwest), I had a friend next door whose dad was originally from Philly. Her grandparents still lived there and they would send her family boxes and boxes of Tastykakes. Like insane amounts. Besides enjoying them at my friend’s house, her mom would often give me boxes to take home because they had so much. Peanut butter kandy kakes were my absolute favorite, I LOVED them! I’m excited about this recipe as I haven’t had one since that friend and her family moved out of state and the supply chain was cut off. :)

    Thank you for sharing. They look great!

  2. Christine says:

    Mmm I’ve never heard of Kandy Kakes but I can tell just by looking at the ingredients and drooling over your photo that my PB loving husband will LOVE this. Can’t wait to try it out! Thanks for sharing :).

  3. Ammie says:

    I have a feeling this would be high up on my husband’s “please make list” since he is pb obsessed. I will need to try these soon.

  4. Desi says:

    Lookin good! pb and choc are a perfect pair, aren’t they? I wanted to let you know about my cookbook giveaway that is going on right now until July 16th. Stop on by to enter! Hope you are having a great week :)


  5. Ive never heard of these delicious little morsels before either but they look like the perfect bite sized treat, probably far too easy to eat too many of them without realising though! but who minds when they are bound to be scrummy :)

  6. Allie says:

    I definitely thought these would be more difficult to make but it sounds pretty easy! My mom is obsessed so I’m going to have to make some for her :)

  7. These look amazing! I am going to try them soon!

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