If you have been reading my blog for awhile, then you know that I love to get in the kitchen and cook with my children. When Courtney of Pizzazzerie (and the brilliant mind behind Push Up Pops) asked me if I would be interested in being a stop on her virtual book tour, I jumped at the chance. I also happen to love making candy, and this book is my two favorite things rolled into one.

“There is nothing more fun than entertaining children.  They make the best guests!  Pick any sweet treat from Courtney’s book and dazzle the little guests and adults alike!” – Kimberly Schlegel Whitman, Editor-At-Large of Southern Living

Written by Courtney Dial Whitemore and the beautiful photography of Zac Williams, you will love the creative and easy recipes in this bright and colorful book. With easy to follow directions that are perfect for little kitchen helpers, this book is a perfect gift for kids and adults alike. 30 recipes for all ages that will keep you busy in the kitchen. The best part? No thermometers needed! All of the recipes are easy enough for a child to make.

peanut butter bites recipe

Peanut Butter Bites
courtesy of Candy Making for Kids

1/2 cup butter, melted
1 1/4 cup peanut butter
1 (16-ounce) box powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt

coatings: mini chocolate chips, toffee pieces, sprinkles, etc.

Cream butter and peanut butter with electric mixer until well blended. Add powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, mixing well between each addition. Add vanilla extract and salt and mix well. Roll dough into 1-inch balls and roll in a variety of fun candies like mini semi-sweet chocolate chips, toffee pieces, sprinkles, etc. Store bites in airtight container in refrigerator.

Purchase Candy Making for Kids from Amazon or Barnes and Noble. Courtney is also mailing out darling red + white polka dotted book plate labels out to those who request them. Email courtney@pizzazzerie.com with the subject line BOOK SIGNATURE and proof of purchase (screen shot of Amazon order, picture of receipt, etc) along with the address to send the book plate, who to make the greeting out to, and she will get it on its merry way!

Would you like to have your own autographed copy of Candy Making for Kids? (You know how I love a signed cookbook!) Courtney is giving one copy to a Baked Bree reader. Enter to win!

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35 Responses to Peanut Butter Bites [Candy Making for Kids Blog Tour]

  1. So fun! Forget kids, I’m into this too!

  2. Becky Bush says:

    This books looks like must have!

  3. Lorrie says:

    My favorite candy was Whatchamacallit! Both of you are super talented and amazaing & I hope I win!

  4. June g. says:

    Rocky road and some kind chocolate covered, cherry nougat mound:)

  5. mrsblocko says:

    I used to love those wax bottles and candy buttons. I think there was something seriously wrong with me. Wax and paper. ew.

  6. angela king says:

    this book looks awesome!! my kids would love to make some candy. and those pictures are yummy. :)

  7. angela king says:

    my favorite candy were rolos. by far. :)

  8. Sarah J says:

    I always have had a thing for Reese’s peanut butter cups.

  9. Amanda says:

    My favorite type of candy was anything chocolate (and it still is!)

  10. Cindi says:

    Looks like a great book! Can’t wait to try those peanut butter bites too!

  11. Denise B says:

    Reeses Pieces

  12. Liz says:

    As a kid, it was probably twizzlers.

  13. Diane says:

    I used to love giant sour apple gum-balls!
    Also these candies called bulls-eyes kind of caramel with a creme center Yummy!
    Fun give-away!

  14. Trisha says:

    Lemon heads.

  15. jolie says:

    sweedish fish . . . and I might have to make those with my boys this week. :)

  16. Holly says:

    This book sounds delightful, truly. As a child and sometimes childish adult, I loved/love anything mint chocolate. So, peppermint bark and Andes candies do it for me.

  17. Ingrid Burton says:

    This looks like a fun book! I’m looking for something to do at my son’s 5th birthday party that all the kids would like- this might be it! Thanks for the giveaway- I’d love to win!

  18. Ingrid Burton says:

    Hershey’s kisses

  19. Tami says:

    I have always loved sour patch kids!

  20. Emily Klinzing says:

    My favorite candy was charleston chews, but only after they’d been frozen solid. Loved them!

  21. Sheryl says:

    My “kid” is 29 but loves peanut butter! I’ll make this for a birthday treat he can share with the “kids” in his work place.

  22. Erin says:

    Reese’s Pieces was my favorite (still is!).

  23. Barbi says:

    Peanut butter twix! Yum!

  24. Terri says:

    Peanut butter cups!

  25. Missy says:

    I loved Pop Rocks!

  26. I love the peanuts butter bites. so yummy!

  27. Tara Lidell says:

    Peanut butter Twix rule!!! lol Tara Lidell

  28. Watson says:

    I love the Peanut butter cups!. so yummy! All of these my favorite candies.

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  29. Great Candy making ideas for kids. I am going to buy this book.

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