Peanut Butter Squares

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
158
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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
4g
6%
Sugar
13g
14%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
2mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
30g
23%
Protein
1g
2%
Vitamin A, RAE
6µg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
27mg
3%
Choline, total
3mg
1%
Folate, total
4µg
1%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
12mg
4%
Phosphorus, P
29mg
4%
Selenium, Se
2µg
4%
Sodium, Na
145mg
10%
Water
8g
0%

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.