Buttercream Pinwheel Candies

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These Buttercream Pinwheel Candies are the perfect little sweet treat! Fill them with your favorite spread to make them extra special!

 

So this “candy” is ridiculously sweet.  But I mean, it’s CANDY…

Well, actually it’s frosting.

But candy-frosting.

And you guys know how I love my buttercream recipe!

 

It’s smooth, creamy and buttery….AND filled with your favorite filling.  Which in my case is TJ’s Cookie Butter.. or my son’s new favorite Hershey’s Chocolate Hazelnut Spread.

You only need a piece or two…and it’s SO worth it.

 

They are super “rustic” looking..which is my term for kinda-ugly.

But that’s ok.  There’s charm in rustic…at least that’s what I am telling myself!

 

Let me talk you through how I made these Buttercream Pinwheels…

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So the base for this candy is a thick sugar/butter mixture…essentially it’s buttercream with less milk.

Mix powdered sugar, a stick of butter and milk together.  I used my hands to mix it up, but be prepared to get messy!

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You might need to add a little more powdered sugar if it’s too sticky.  I used 5 1/2 cups, and it was perfect…

If it’s too crumbly add in a touch of milk.  You can’t really mess it up!

Once it’s the perfect consistency, form it into a ball and place it on a baking sheet lined with parchment or cling wrap that’s lightly dusted with powdered sugar.

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You can try using a rolling pin dusted with powdered sugar… or you can just use your hands to spread it out….

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You’ll want it to be rectangular shaped, about 1/4 inch thick.

Then slice it into 2 pieces long-ways…

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And spread your favorite topping.

 

Then carefully roll it up, using the parchment or cling wrap as an aid…

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I rolled both of mine inward and then popped them in the fridge (still on the baking sheet) to harden up…

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When they are chilled they will slice really easily…

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And you can serve them in cute little candy foils or mini cupcake liners.

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An easy and sweet addition to your cookie tray!

Love these little guys!

 

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Buttercream Pinwheel Candies
 
makes 50 pieces of candy
Ingredients
  • ½ cup butter, room temperature
  • 5 - 6 cups powdered sugar
  • ⅓ cup milk
  • 1 cup (approx) of spreadable filling, like peanut butter, Cookie Butter (Biscoff) or Nutella
Instructions
  1. in a large mixing bowl combine butter, powdered sugar and milk. Knead together until it forms a smooth ball. If it's too sticky add a little more powdered sugar, if too dry add milk by the teaspoon until smooth consistency is reached.
  2. Line a baking sheet with cling wrap or parchment and lightly dust with powdered sugar. Press butter mixture into a rectangular shape, approx ¼ inch thick with fingers, or use a rolling pin dusted with powdered sugar.
  3. Divide in half long-ways. Spread on filling onto each half and then carefully using the cling wrap or parchment roll up, long-ways.
  4. Chill for at least an hour before slicing into pieces, about ½ inch thick.

 

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Joanne @ Fifteen Spatulas
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December 15, 2013 7:20 pm

Frosting candy?! Omg. Looks delicious!

DessertForTwo
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December 15, 2013 8:44 pm

I’ve seen this candy before, and always wondered how they made it! It looks so easy! Thanks for sharing :)

Stephanie Midkiff
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Stephanie Midkiff
December 15, 2013 9:28 pm

My mom has made a candy like this since I was a child. It has to be my favorite holiday candy of all time. Thanks for sharing.

Tieghan
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December 15, 2013 10:11 pm

Whoa! This is so cool! I have never heard of frosting candy, but it look so easy and so good! Such a great idea! :)

linda stout
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December 16, 2013 6:04 am

wonder if a little bit of cocoa could be added to the powdered sugar and a vanilla or other frosting used with same results..how much?

Cookbook Queen
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December 16, 2013 6:23 am

I have decided that buttercream dough is my new favorite kind of dough.

Taylor @ FoodFaithFitness
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December 16, 2013 7:21 am

I’ve never made candy before, but this looks like the place to start! I mean, it’s frosting and candy combined…that can only be one of the greatest things on planet earth.

Lily @ Life, Love, and Cupcakes
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December 16, 2013 11:49 am

This sounds HEAVENLY!

Anne @ Have a Cookie!
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December 16, 2013 2:29 pm

Good grief – my teeth hurt just thinking about how YUMMY this must be!

Martha T
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Martha T
December 16, 2013 3:25 pm

I’m thinking cream cheese with a raspberry filling … somehow …

Kathy
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December 16, 2013 9:07 pm

My grandma used to make something like this, with peanut butter in the middle. This candy brings back lots of memories!

anna may
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anna may
December 17, 2013 1:09 am

This was made by my mother in law years ago and now a niece carries on the tradition. It called potato candy for us because you use mashed potatoes and powdered sugar and spread peanut butter and roll and slice.

Angie | Big Bear
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December 20, 2013 3:04 pm

haha there is always charm in “rustic” looking! :) They look good to me!

Lynn
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Lynn
August 15, 2014 1:33 am

My grandmother made a recipe like this called “society roll”. It had peanut butter in the middle and no butter. I can’t wait to try this version!

terry
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terry
December 5, 2014 10:53 pm

my mom made this recipe and i have made it for 35years it is my oldest son favorite he always ask for peanut butter pinwheels

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