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White Chocolate Peanut Butter Squares

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + freezing Cook: 15 min.

Makes

3-1/4 pounds (about 9-1/2 dozen)

People regularly request the recipe once they try my peanut butter fudge dipped in melted white chocolate. It's a nice contrast to typical chocolates on a candy platter. —Tall Pines Farm, Gloria Jarrett, Loveland, Ohio
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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon plus 3/4 cup butter, divided
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 package (10 ounces) peanut butter chips
  • 1 jar (7 ounces) marshmallow creme
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 pounds white candy coating, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips, optional
  • 1 teaspoon shortening, optional

Directions

  1. Line a 13-in. x 9-in. pan with foil. Grease the foil with 1 tablespoon butter; set aside.
  2. In a large heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, evaporated milk and remaining butter. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in peanut butter chips until melted. Add the marshmallow creme, nuts and vanilla; stir until blended. Pour into prepared pan. Cool.
  3. Remove from pan and cut into 1-in. squares. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets; freeze or refrigerate until firm.
  4. In a microwave, melt candy coating; stir until smooth. Dip the squares into the coating; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets until set.
  5. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening if desired; stir until smooth. Drizzle over the squares. Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 90 calories, 4g fat (3g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 22mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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