Tastykake Peanut Butter Kandy Kakes Chess Pie

We are a football family.  By "we" I mean my husband and most likely, since they are male, my boys, who I'm sure will one day join him on the couch.  Sports are my husband's vice; he loves the stats and numbers and the anxiety of cheering on his favorite team.  Football is his favorite.  Which, in my world means that from September through January (or whenever it ends) I have a little extra time on my hands while he watches every game in the history of man. :)

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! 
After browsing their online recipes, there was a clear winner.  Tastykake Peanut Butter Kandy Kakes Chess Pie!  Peanut butter always wins, at least in my house.  It's the one ingredient that everyone in my family LOVES.  The recipe appeared quick and easy, which is important to me when I bake!  It was done in a flash, seriously one of the easiest recipes ever!  And guess what?! It was a hit 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
  1. Chop up the Tastykakes into quarters. Put all the pieces in the unbaked pie crust.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the butter, sugar, eggs, cornmeal, vinegar, and vanilla until smooth.
  3. 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.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes until golden brown on top. Let rest for 5-10 minutes before serving.
And if you're like me you'll like to know that Tastykake has been around since 1914 and have been delivering the simple happiness of fresh-baked goodness since then!.  From their traditional Butterscotch Krimpets to the peanut-buttery KandyKakes to their donuts (which were devoured in my house!).  Tastykakes has a fun variety to choose from! 

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.

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