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Maple Peanut Delights

 Maple Peanut Delights
Meet the Cook: This wonderful candy recipe makes a big batch - enough to fill several Christmas gift boxes and still have treats left for my husband, Albert, and our grandchildren. One of our daughters-in-law shared the recipe a few years ago. -Katie Stutzman, Goshen, Indiana
48 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 6 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon maple flavoring
  • 2 pounds dark chocolate candy coating, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup chopped peanuts

Directions

  • In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter, confectioners' sugar
  • and flavoring until smooth. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Shape into 1-in. balls. In a microwave, melt candy coating, stirring
  • often. Dip balls in coating; sprinkle with peanuts. Place on waxed
  • paper-lined baking sheets. Refrigerate. Yield: about 8 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 208 calories, 11 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 46 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.