Chocolate-Covered Peanut Butter Candies

Favorite flavors marry in a melt-in-your-mouth, easy homemade candy. Sweet!

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 25 min
  • Servings 64

Ingredients

Candies

1/2
cup creamy peanut butter
1/4
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/4
cup chopped peanuts
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
2
cups powdered sugar
1
bag (12 oz) semisweet chocolate chips (2 cups)
1
tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon shortening

Peanut Butter Icing

1/2
cup powdered sugar
2
tablespoons creamy peanut butter
About 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 Line 8- or 9-inch square pan with foil, leaving 1 inch of foil overhanging at 2 opposite sides of pan. Grease foil with butter.
  • 2 In medium bowl, mix 1/2 cup peanut butter, the butter, peanuts and vanilla. Stir in 2 cups powdered sugar, 1/2 cup at a time, until stiff dough forms. (Work in powdered sugar with hands if necessary.) If dough is crumbly, work in additional 1 tablespoon peanut butter. Pat mixture in pan. Cover; refrigerate about 1 hour or until firm. Remove from pan, using foil edges to lift. Cut into 8 rows by 8 rows.
  • 3 Line cookie sheet with waxed paper. In 1-quart saucepan, melt chocolate chips and shortening over low heat, stirring constantly. Dip peanut butter squares, one at a time, into chocolate mixture. Place on waxed paper. Refrigerate uncovered about 30 minutes or until firm.
  • 4 In small bowl, mix 1/2 cup powdered sugar and 2 tablespoons peanut butter. Beat in milk with wire whisk until smooth. Stir in additional milk, if necessary, 1 teaspoon at a time, until thin enough to drizzle.
  • 5 Drizzle icing over tops of chocolate-covered squares. Refrigerate uncovered about 30 minutes or until firm. Store candies loosely covered in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

For easy dipping, use one fork for dipping candy into melted chocolate and another fork to push the candy onto the cookie sheet.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Candy
Calories
80
(
Calories from Fat
35),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
4%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
15mg
15%;
Total Carbohydrate
9g
9%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
8g
8%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.