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Chocolate-Dipped Peanut Logs

 Chocolate-Dipped Peanut Logs
A cookie exchange introduced me to these fancy peanut butter treats. They're eye-catching for the holidays and bake sales.
102 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 ounces dark chocolate candy coating, coarsely chopped
  • 2/3 cup ground salted peanuts

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream the peanut butter, butter, shortening and
  • sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well
  • after each addition. Combine the dry ingredients; gradually add to
  • the creamed mixture and mix well.
  • Shape into 2-in. logs. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  • Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove
  • to wire racks to cool.
  • In a microwave, melt candy coating; stir until smooth. Dip one end of
  • each cookie into coating; allow excess to drip of. Dip into peanuts.
  • Place on waxed paper to set. Yield: about 8-1/2 dozen.

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Chocolate-Dipped Peanut Logs (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 1 log equals 77 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 55 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat, 1/2 starch.