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Chocolate-Covered Peanut Butter Candies

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

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

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

Steps

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  • 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 Facts

Serving Size: 1 Candy
Calories
80
Calories from Fat
35
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
6%
Saturated Fat
1 1/2g
8%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
15mg
1%
Potassium
40mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
9g
3%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
8g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
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 Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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