Peanut Butter Pinwheels

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Peanut Butter Pinwheels
Peanut Butter Pinwheels
Joyce Oudkerk Pool

Peanut Butter Pinwheels

Poppable and addictive pinwheels become even more delicious with the addition of creamy peanut butter.

24
Servings
241
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients
Makes
24-30 pinwheels

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds powdered sugar, divided
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2-3 teaspoons milk
  • One 12-ounce jar smooth peanut butter

Directions

Reserve about 1⁄4 cup of the powdered sugar to "flour" the dough roll to prevent it from sticking to your counter top or candy prep board.

Mix remainder of sugar, butter, and vanilla in a large bowl. Add milk in the smallest of increments, a few drops at a time. Be very careful to not use more milk than needed in order to mix these ingredients. This should resemble a dry loaf similar to bread dough. If too much milk is used, the mixture cannot be rolled out.

When ingredients are thoroughly mixed, sprinkle the reserved powdered sugar on your prep area. Use a rolling pin to roll the loaf into the shape of a flat pie crust, about 1/4-inch thick.

Once the dough has been rolled to resemble a flat crust, use a table knife to generously cover the flat dough with the peanut butter. Roll the dough into a log shape, similar to a miniature jelly roll.

Cut into small pieces, 1/3- to 1/2-inch thick. The final result will be pieces that look like pretty pinwheels.

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
8g
13%
Sugar
38g
N/A
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
Cholesterol
3mg
1%
Protein
3g
6%
Carbs
41g
14%
Vitamin A
8µg
1%
Vitamin E
1mg
7%
Vitamin K
0.1µg
0.2%
Calcium
8mg
1%
Fiber
0.7g
2.8%
Folate (food)
12µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
12µg
3%
Iron
0.3mg
1.5%
Magnesium
24mg
6%
Monounsaturated
4g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
9%
Phosphorus
48mg
7%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
81mg
2%
Sodium
4mg
N/A
Sugars, added
37g
N/A
Zinc
0.4mg
2.4%