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Chocolate Peanut Butter Crackles

Total Time

Prep: 40 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch

Makes

4 dozen

“I make these every year and they disappear fast,” writes Giovanna Kranenberg from Cambridge, Minnesota. “They have a lovely snowy look, making them perfect for the holidays!” The make-ahead dough is an added bonus
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar blend
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 egg whites
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • Dash salt
  • Dash ground cinnamon
  • 24 miniature peanut butter cups, halved
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat the first five ingredients. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder, salt and cinnamon; gradually add to egg mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours or until easy to handle.
  2. Roll dough into 1-in. balls. Flatten each ball and wrap around a peanut butter cup half; reshape into a ball. Roll in confectioners' sugar. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets; flatten slightly.
  3. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until set. Cool for 2 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Store in an airtight container.
Editor's Note
This recipe was tested with Splenda sugar blend.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 91 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 36mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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