Peanut Butter Squares

Staff Writer
Peanut Butter Squares
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This recipe is a fast and all-natural way to replicate everyone's favorite Halloween treat, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.

16
Servings
267
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

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Ingredients

  • 2 Cups sifted powdered sugar, plus extra for rolling
  • 7 Tablespoons soft butter
  • 9 Tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1/4 Cup cream
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • Maldon salt (optional)
  • One 12-ounce bag semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 Teaspoons canola oil

Directions

Place the powdered sugar and butter into a bowl. Using clean hands, rub the butter into the powdered sugar until it is completely incorporated. Add the remaining ingredients and knead together until well incorporated. The dough should be a bit sticky but manageable.

Wrap in plastic and refrigerate 30 minutes. Place on a smooth surface sprinkled with powdered sugar. Sprinkle the top of the dough with more powdered sugar to prevent sticking. Roll the dough out so that it is ¼-inch thick. 

Refrigerate another 30 minutes and then cut out the dough into squares and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Any scraps can be kneaded back together, re-rolled, and cut.

Place in freezer for 30 minutes to overnight.

Once frozen and you're ready to coat in chocolate, melt the chocolate and canola oil together over a double-boiler. Dip the peanut butter squares into the chocolate and garnish with maldon salt if using.

Peanut Butter Shopping Tip

If you're looking for a smoother texture in your finished product, try using confectioners' sugar (also known as 10x sugar) instead of granulated sugar.

Peanut Butter Cooking Tip

Think beyond cakes and pies – fruits like peaches, pineapple, and figs are excellent grilled – brush with melted butter or wine and sprinkle with sugar and spices for a dessert that you can feel good about.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
18g
28%
Sugar
25g
N/A
Saturated Fat
9g
44%
Cholesterol
18mg
6%
Protein
3g
6%
Carbs
28g
9%
Vitamin A
58µg
6%
Vitamin D
0.1µg
N/A
Vitamin E
1mg
6%
Vitamin K
2µg
3%
Calcium
15mg
2%
Fiber
2g
7%
Folate (food)
11µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
11µg
3%
Iron
0.8mg
4.6%
Magnesium
40mg
10%
Monounsaturated
7g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
1mg
6%
Phosphorus
62mg
9%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
132mg
4%
Sodium
43mg
2%
Sugars, added
24g
N/A
Trans
0.2g
N/A
Zinc
0.6mg
3.9%

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