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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