Peanutty Pie Crust Clusters

Peanutty Pie Crust Clusters
Peanutty Pie Crust Clusters
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Peanutty Pie Crust Clusters

Whip up a delicious treat with flaky pie crust squares, peanut butter, and toffee. Recipe courtesy of Beth Royals, winner of the 2014 Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest.

30
Servings
130
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 refrigerated pie crust, softened as directed on box, such as Pillsbury
  • 1 12-ounce bag white vanilla baking chips (2 cups)
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable shortening, such as Crisco Baking Sticks Butter Flavor
  • 1 Tablespoon creamy peanut butter, such as Jif
  • 1 Cup salted cocktail peanuts
  • 2/3 Cups toffee bits

Directions

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Line 2 cookie sheets with wax paper.

Unroll the pie crust on work surface. With a pizza cutter or knife, cut the pie crust into 16 rows by 16 rows to make small squares. Arrange the squares in a single layer on a large ungreased cookie sheet. Bake until light golden brown, 6 to 8 minutes. Remove the squares from the pan to a cooling rack. Cool completely, about 5 minutes.

In a large microwavable bowl, microwave the baking chips, shortening, and peanut butter uncovered on High, stirring once, until chips can be stirred smooth, 1 to 1½ minutes. Add the pie crust squares, peanuts, and toffee bits; stir gently until evenly coated. Immediately drop heaping tablespoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets. (If the mixture gets too thick, microwave on High 15 seconds; stir.) Refrigerate until set, about 15 minutes. Store covered.

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Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
6g
10%
Sugar
5g
N/A
Saturated Fat
2g
11%
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Protein
2g
3%
Carbs
9g
3%
Vitamin A
16µg
2%
Vitamin E
0.5mg
2.5%
Vitamin K
0.1µg
0.2%
Calcium
9mg
1%
Fiber
0.6g
2.3%
Folate (food)
13µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
15µg
4%
Folic acid
1µg
N/A
Iron
0.3mg
1.8%
Magnesium
12mg
3%
Monounsaturated
3g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.8mg
4%
Phosphorus
26mg
4%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
66mg
2%
Sodium
39mg
2%
Sugars, added
3g
N/A
Zinc
0.2mg
1.4%