Chocolate-Covered Peanut Butter Candies

Chocolate-Covered Peanut Butter Candies

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

Prep Time

25

Minutes

Total Time

2:25

Hrs:Mins

Makes

64

candies

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.
Makes 64 candies
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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:

1 Serving (1 Candy)
  • Calories 80
    • (Calories from Fat 35),
  • Total Fat 4g
    • (Saturated Fat 1 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 15mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 9g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 8g),
  • Protein 1g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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.