Chocolate-Dipped Peanut Butter Sandwich Bites

  • Yield: 30 pieces
  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Cook: 7 mins

Ingredients

Cookies:
1/2cup unsalted butter, softened
3/4cup smooth peanut butter
1/2cup granulated sugar
1/2cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 1/2cups all-purpose flour
1/2teaspoon baking powder
3/4teaspoon baking soda
1/4teaspoon salt
Filling:
1 1/2cups crunchy peanut butter
6tablespoons unsalted butter, softened and cut into small pieces
3tablespoons heavy cream
6tablespoons powdered sugar
3tablespoons brown sugar
3/4teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8teaspoon salt
Coating:
10ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted
1cup honey-roasted peanuts, coarsely chopped

Instructions

  1. Combine butter and peanut butter; beat with a mixer on medium speed until combined. Add sugars and beat until fluffy. Beat in egg. Stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add flour mixture to peanut butter mixture and beat until just combined. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 375F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.Using a 1 1⁄2-inch scoop, drop dough 1 1⁄2 inches apart onto baking sheet. Use tines of a fork to press flat. Bake 7 to 10 minutes, until cookies are golden brown around the edges.
  3. To prepare filling, beat peanut butter, butter and heavy cream with a mixer on medium-high speed until light and fluffy. Add sugars, vanilla and salt; beat until combined.
  4. Spread filling on the bottom of a cookie. Top with another cookie, ridge side up. Dip halfway into melted chocolate. Set on wire rack. Sprinkle with peanuts and let stand 1 hour for chocolate to harden.

Recipe adapted with permission from The Pastry Queen Christmas: Big-Hearted Holiday Entertaining, Texas Style by Rebecca Rather with Alison Oresman, © 2007. Published by Ten Speed Press.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Glycemic Load 2
  • Calories 300
  • Fat 22g
  • Saturated Fat 8g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 7g
  • Cholesterol 25mg
  • Sodium 170mg
  • Potassium 190mg
  • Carbohydrate 24g
  • Fiber 3g
  • Sugars 15g
  • Protein 7g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Vitamin A 4%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Calcium 2%
  • Iron 6%
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