Sunday, April 13, 2008

Tandy Takes

Those in the Philadelphia region know what Tandy Takes are. They're sold by The Tasty Baking Company and we all grew up loving them. Actually, they're now called Kandy Kakes. I guess people just didn't get the concept that a small child who is just learning to grasp the English language might have called them "Tandy Takes". Here's a home made version of them. You might even like these better than the original because you can adjust the cake/topping ratio to suit your own personal tastes. Isn't it fun to be a kid again?

4 eggs
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
2 cups sugar
1 cup milk
2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
2 tbs. melted butter
pinch salt

8 oz giant Hershey bar (or a bag of Hershey's milk chocolate chips)
1 tbs shortening
1 small jar peanut butter

Mix together all cake ingredients until smooth. Grease a 15 1/2" x 10 1/2" x 1" jelly roll pan. Pour batter into pan and bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until lightly golden. Cool completely. Spread with a layer of peanut butter then place in fridge to chill. Melt the chocolate and shortening in the microwave and stir until smooth. Carefully pour melted chocolate over the layer of peanut butter and spread evenly to edges. Place in the fridge again and chill until chocolate is firm. Cut into squares.

If you warm your jar of peanut butter in the microwave and then give it a good stir, you'll be able to spread much more easily. It doesn't matter if you use creamy, crunchy, honey roasted, etc. Use whichever peanut butter is your favorite.


Anonymous said...

Oh lordy christ-y lord. This is soo good it makes me creatively take the Lord's name in vain! SINFUL, I TELL YOU!!!

Amber said...

I am so excited!!! I have this recipe, but it is in jason's sloppy handwriting, and I have yet to figure out what it says. Thank you!!!