Edible Blarney Stones = St. Patrick’s Day Fun

Blarney Stones = St. Patrick's Day Fun

Edible Blarney Stones = St. Patrick’s Day Fun!  But, what is a blarney stone?  In reality, there is a castle in Ireland called a Blarney Castle and there are legends about kissing the Blarney Stone.   After a little Internet searching and some reading, I have no intentions of ever hanging upside down hundreds of feet in the air to reach and kiss the R-E-A-L blarney stone without a safety net below and yet tourists do it every year.  However, that being said, if you are braver than I, apparently if you do kiss the blarney stone you might get some sweet talking bestowed upon you; not worth it for me!  But, the idea of a blarney stone has conjured up ideas of sweet somethings to eat in my kitchen and I think I’ll stick with a sweet talking recipe I created and have a little fun in the kitchen where no safety net is needed (hopefully or that’s another story to be told).

This month I took my Blarney Stone over to the Price Chopper Kids Cooking Club Kitchen and made it with Jack so that we could share it with all of you!  Hope you have a magically fun St. Patrick’s Day!

Edible Blarney Stones = St. Patrick’s Day Funby Jodie Fitz

 8 oz. Price Chopper cream cheese softened

3 ½ cups Price Chopper confectioner’s sugar

½ teaspoon peppermint extract

Green food coloring

12 oz. milk chocolate morsels

 Let the cream cheese set to room temperature.  Hand mix the cream cheese, powdered sugar and extract together.  Do not add milk, the ingredients will appear dry at first and then will cream together.  Add in three to five drops of food coloring and mix until the color is evenly distributed.

 Spoon small clumps, approximately 1 to 1 ½ inches in size, on to a waxed surface (baking sheet) and refrigerate at least an hour.  After the refrigeration, roll the cream cheese clumps into balls and slightly flatten.  Return them to the refrigerator while melting the morsels.

 In a glass bowl melt the chocolate morsels in a microwave on high for one minute.  Even if they do not look melted, stir them before re-microwaving.  Often the morsels will melt in the stirring process.  If you have to place them back into the microwave, use 30-second intervals followed with stirring each time.

 Dip each cream cheese mixture into the chocolate and cover completely.  Return the ‘blarney stones’ back to the wax covered baking sheet and refrigerate until the chocolate is fully set.  Once the chocolate has hardened you can move them to a large snap and seal bag for storage or other airtight container.  Keep them refrigerated until they have all magically disappeared.

 NOTE: Recipe yields approximately 55 – 60 blarney stones depending on the size of blarney stone made.

 Happy St. Patrick’s Day from our kitchen to yours!

This one of my Price Chopper Kids Cooking Club Recipes – don’t forget to visit at www2.pricechopper.com/kids

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29 Comments on “Edible Blarney Stones = St. Patrick’s Day Fun”

    1. Thank you – almost like a peppermint patty. They can be made even smaller too to resemble a junior mint for a movie night too!
      ~ Jodie

  1. Your Blarney Stones sound a whole lot tastier than the real thing, and look like great fun to make! I have kissed the Blarney Stone (twice in fact!). There are bars so you don’t fall through, but it’s still pretty scary laying upside down looking at the ground an awfully long way away!! Blarney Castle and its grounds are gorgeous though.

    1. OMG – so glad to find someone who’s done it – YAY! So glad you visited the site & shared a bit of your experience. I’ve never been to Ireland, but I bet it’s GREAT & AMAZING to visit…
      ~ Jodie

  2. I love the name, and they look so yummy! You have quite the cute kitchen assistant! Hope you can stop by the enchanted oven.
    xo,
    Lisa

    1. THANK you!! I will stop by the enchanted oven (on occasion I wish mine were enchanted – lol)
      ~ Jodie

    1. Kathy – you are too sweet! THANK YOU for stopping by & for your very kind words, always appreciated & love meeting all of the wonderful women who lift each other up! Have a FANTASTIC week!
      ~Jodie

    1. Much ‘sweeter to kiss’ – lol! Have a GREAT St. Patrick’s Day w your little ones…
      ~ Jodie

  3. These would be fun to make with a little helper! The real Blarney Stone is on my list of places to see — but this kind is more tasty! Thanks so much for sharing on Busy Monday!

    1. I know – so wish I could travel freely 🙂 and take my kids to see all of the amazing places the world has to offer!!! We’ve done trips, but not nearly as far or as many as I’d like….

      I hope you get to see it some day!!
      ~ Jodie

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    1. THANK you for the feature! I didn’t respond to the comment on time, but I had grabbed & added your button a while ago! Hope you had a wonderful St. Patrick’s day….
      ~ Jodie

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