Chocolate Peanut Butter Candies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Candies

Chocolate and peanut butter come together in these delicious candies – an elegant dessert.

Prep Time

50

Minutes

Total Time

2:50

Hrs:Mins

Makes

64

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)
4
teaspoons 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. If dough is crumbly, work in additional 1 tablespoon peanut butter. Pat mixture in pan. Cover; refrigerate about 1 hour or until firm.
  3. Use foil to lift candy from pan; remove foil. Cut into 8 rows by 8 rows. Line cookie sheet with waxed paper. In 1-quart heavy saucepan, melt chocolate chips and shortening over low heat, stirring constantly. Dip 1 peanut butter square at a time into chocolate mixture. Place on cookie sheet. 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. If necessary, stir in additional milk, 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
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Tip
If the peanut butter mixture is too stiff when stirring in the 2 cups powdered sugar, use your hands to mix it.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Candy)
  • Calories 80
    • (Calories from Fat 40),
  • Total Fat 4 1/2g
    • (Saturated Fat 2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 20mg;
  • 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.