Friday, January 27, 2012

Snickerdoodle Delights


It’s January 27th
This day stands out to me for a few reasons. 

1)- It’s the day Boy proposed to me. Yep, just 2 short months from the time I brought him home to meet the family to the time we decided to take our relationship to forever. We’ve had our issues (believe me we’ve had our issues) but I’ll keep it all as they have helped us understand one another and  allowed us to grow closer than I ever thought possible. Love you, Boy.

2)-It’s the birthday of: my oldest brother, (Happy Birthday Jon) a good friend from high school, (Happy Birthday, Tiffany) and as I logged onto facebook this morning I saw that it was the birthday of not only a few of my real life friends but also of some of my new online friends  (Happy Birthday friends)

3)-It’s a day that in the past has hosted the super bowl. (Random I know but it all ties in.) As many of you know, I live in Indianapolis. Home of the 2012 Super Bowl and today marks the beginning of the events that our great city will be hosting.

To help kick off that event as well as say happy birthday to my brother (and everyone else) and commemorate the day Boy and I decided to join our family traditions together and be married…I’m giving you….


Snickerdoodle Delights


It’s a recipe that my family has been making for YEARS and one I was completely stoked to introduce to Boy as we began planning our life together. It’s also one of my brother’s favorite desserts (at least I remember it was- hopefully it still is) AND I think it would make an awesome addition to your super bowl spread. How’s that for tying it all together?

I’m not really sure how my family came up with the name; Snickerdoodle Delights. The treat has absolutely nothing to do with snickerdoodles. I think perhaps they have more to do with a Snickers candy bar than anything else and so explains the “snicker” part of snickerdoodle.

These have a soft cakey crust with a layer of roasted marshmallows topped with a caramel-ish, peanuty, crunchy top  that makes these little ditties incredibly difficult to resist….even for my peanut allergy kids. They are usually pretty good about rejecting peanut treats, but this gets them loathing their allergy every time I whip them up. For their sake, I rarely make them. Hopefully allergies will not restrict you from enjoying these delights.


Snickerdoodle Delights

Yield: 32  1-inch squares

Ingredients:
BASE:
1 pkg/recipe yellow cake mix
1/3 cup softened butter
1 egg

3 cups mini marshmallows

TOPPING:
2/3 cup corn syrup
¼ cup butter
2 tsp vanilla
10 oz  peanut butter chips
2 cups rice krispies cereal
2 cups salted, roasted peanuts

Directions:
  1. Heat oven to 350
  2. With a pastry blender (or a fork) mix the cake mix, butter and egg until crumbly.
  3. Press into the bottom of a ungreased 13x9-inch glass baking dish and bake for 12-18 minutes or until barely browned or golden.
  4. Remove from oven, and turn oven to broil. Sprinkle marshmallow on top of base layer then put back in oven until marshmallows puff and brown (2-5 minutes). Remove from oven and let cool (turn oven off)
  5. In a 3.5-quart pot, over medium heat, frequently stir together the corn syrup, butter and peanut butter chips until chips are melted and mixture is smooth.
  6. Remove from heat and mix in vanilla until combined. Then stir in peanuts and rice krispies cereal.
  7. Spoon topping over marshmallows and spread to cover evenly. Let it rest on the counter or in the fridge to set. (if you set in the fridge be sure  to take it out  to come to room temperature before cutting or serving)
Source: Family File

Notes: I've included a link to a homemade yellow cake mix recipe from Mel's Kitchen Cafe - I've never tried it, but I want to and thought you might be interested as well.

Gwenevere

11 comments:

spice girl said...

Yay, thanks for posting the link to a homemade cake box mix. There are no cakes in boxes here. These look amazing.

Amalia said...

Wow that's a lot of birthdays! And these little bites of heaven are a great way to celebrate! I love the name even though it has nothing to do with snickerdoodles, that's what makes it awesome :) Great recipe, I love that they're so simple and don't require too many ingredients!

The Harried Cook said...

Wow... Happy January 27th to you! :) These look delicious! I love sweet recipes with salted peanuts in them :) I am pinning this one!

Magic of Spice said...

That is a lot to celebrate and these look like the perfect way to do it! Delicious little treats :)

Roxana GreenGirl {A little bit of everything} said...

Lots of happy reasons to celebrate and these bites are indeed delights!
Going to check out the homemade cake mix!

Ashleigh and Tiffani said...

Yum! We're your latest followers! Adding you to our blog roll! Can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve next! Cheers, Ashleigh & Tiffani, The Drinking Girls

Mary said...

These look wonderfully delicious. I love to visit here and I never leave empty handed. You've created a great spot for your readers to visit and I really enjoy the time I spend here. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Kirby said...

I saw another version of this but your is much more perfect i think, coz its simply nice.

Silvia @ Maidscream said...

wow its a kinda cute in some way , it will be a waste if i ate those doodle of yours :p
dont worry i ill try makin of it right away :)

take care.

Rachelle said...

Awesome huh! i want to take a bite. thumbs up for you. looking forward for the next post dear. still browsing your other post. have fun always.

Mary Cate said...

Yummy! Thanks for posting! Today I officially became a follower and am excited to see what you'll be posting next!

Check me out at http://therumblingtummy.blogspot.com :)

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