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Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Candies recipe

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Candies.

These dark chocolate candies, with theircreamy-sweet peanut butter centers, make a wonderful additionto a holiday dessert platter, and are ideal for gift-giving.

Recipe: Dark Chocolate PeanutButter Candies

30 (1-inch) paper candy liners
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
3/4 cup sifted powdered sugar
1 tablespoon butter (softened)
1 2/3 cups (10 ounce package) NESTL ® TOLL HOUSE®Dark Chocolate Morsels
1 tablespoon vegetable shortening
Coarse sea salt

  • Place paper liners on a baking sheet.
  • Combine peanut butter, sugar and butterin small bowl until well blended. If mixture is very soft, mixin an additional tablespoon of sugar. Shape peanut butter mixtureinto 30 1/2 to 3/4-inch balls flattening slightly.
  • Melt morsels and shortening in medium,uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) power for1 minute; STIR. Morsels may retain some of their shape. If necessary,microwave at additional 10 to 15-second intervals, stirring justuntil melted. Spoon 1 measuring teaspoon of melted morsels intoeach cup. Place peanut butter filling onto top of melted morsels.Top each with a measuring half teaspoon of melted morsels. Sprinklewith a few grains of sea salt. Refrigerate for 20 minutes oruntil firm. Store in covered container in refrigerator.

    Makes 30 candies.

    Tip: To keep melted chocolate warm, placebowl on top of smaller bowl filled with very warm water. Donot allow water to touch bottom of bowl or allow water to getinto chocolate.

    Nutritional Information Not Provided.

    Recipe and photograph are the propertyof Nestl ® and, used with permission.

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