Peanut Butter Candies Recipe
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Peanut Butter Candies Recipe

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No one will believe you created the chocolate-covered bites in time for dinner. Or, whip some up to include on your cookie tray when entertaining.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon shortening

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 110 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 69mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, peanut butter and confectioners' sugar until blended. Beat in cracker crumbs. Shape into 1-1/2-in. balls. Place on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet.
  2. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Carefully spoon a small amount of chocolate mixture over each candy. Refrigerate for at least 15 minutes. Yield: about 1 dozen.
Originally published as Peanut Butter Candies in Quick Cooking November/December 2004, p10

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kzusan User ID: 4647898 114988
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2010

"i made these before i had my son and loved them. unfortunately, my son has a peanut allergy. i have made these using SunButter (made from sunflower seeds) and we still love them."

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