These dark chocolate candies, with their
creamy-sweet peanut butter centers, make a wonderful addition
to a holiday dessert platter, and are ideal for gift-giving.
Dark Chocolate Peanut
- 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) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE®
Dark Chocolate Morsels
1 tablespoon vegetable shortening
Coarse sea salt
- Place paper liners on a baking sheet.
- Combine peanut butter, sugar and butter
in small bowl until well blended. If mixture is very soft, mix
in an additional tablespoon of sugar. Shape peanut butter mixture
into 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 for
1 minute; STIR. Morsels may retain some of their shape. If necessary,
microwave at additional 10 to 15-second intervals, stirring just
until melted. Spoon 1 measuring teaspoon of melted morsels into
each cup. Place peanut butter filling onto top of melted morsels.
Top each with a measuring half teaspoon of melted morsels. Sprinkle
with a few grains of sea salt. Refrigerate for 20 minutes or
until firm. Store in covered container in refrigerator.
Makes 30 candies.
Tip: To keep melted chocolate warm, place
bowl on top of smaller bowl filled with very warm water. Do
not allow water to touch bottom of bowl or allow water to get
Nutritional Information Not Provided.
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