Good thing I have a hobby (or a few--baking, sewing, crafting)! Football isn't going anywhere in my house and I am not leaving either! The best thing to do for all parties involved is to find a good combination that makes us all happy. My husband goes to his couch, and I go to the kitchen to make him something to eat. I love to bake, and he loves a good treat to eat while football watching. A winning combination that makes us both happy!
Kind of like using a favorite recipe with pre-made ingredients to create something new...like Tastykake Peanut Butter Kandy Kakes Chess Pie! I get to try a new recipe, which is my favorite thing to do, with a twist of using something pre-made like Tastykakes! Sounds like something fun to do on game day!
And using Tastykakes was a winner in more ways than one...not only are they awesome on their own but they can be used successfully in recipes?! Even more awesome since you get a little more bang for your buck because let's face it, sometimes ingredients don't hang around long enough to become what they were bought for...
This recipe was simple, easy and quick to throw together! I'll include it below in case you want to give it a try! A great way to breathe new life into an old trick!
Tastykake Peanut Butter Kandy Kakes Chess Pie
- 6 packs (2 cakes in each pack) of Peanut Butter Kandy Kakes (many of their other varieties would work as well!)
- 1 unbaked pie crust
- 1/2 c. butter, melted (and seriously, not margarine)
- 1/2 c. sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 tbsp. cornmeal (or almond flour, or flour)
- 1 tbsp. vinegar
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- Chop up the Tastykakes into quarters. Put all the pieces in the unbaked pie crust.
- In a bowl, whisk together the butter, sugar, eggs, cornmeal, vinegar, and vanilla until smooth.
- Pour over the chopped up Tastykakes. Use a rubber spatula to prod the cakes, making sure all of the pieces are coated. Use the spatula to smooth down the top of the pie so that it's an even layer.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes until golden brown on top. Let rest for 5-10 minutes before serving.
Have fun trying something new! How do you survive football season? Do you love it or work with it? I'd love to know!
**Today's post was brought to you by BlogHer and Tastykake. I was compensated for my time and recipe development, however all opinions expressed are 100% my own.