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Peanut Candy Logs

 Peanut Candy Logs
For a great holiday candy, try these delicious treats. They are so easy to make and the caramel and peanuts tastes wonderful together.—Marilee Braesch, Omaha, Nebraska
18 ServingsPrep: 50 min. + freezing

Ingredients

  • 1 jar (7 ounces) marshmallow creme
  • 2 tablespoons milk, divided
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 pound caramels (about 75)
  • 2 cups salted dry roasted peanuts, finely chopped

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the marshmallow creme, 1 tablespoon milk and
  • vanilla. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar until combined. With
  • lightly greased hands, shape the mixture into 1-1/2-in. x 3/4-in.
  • logs. Place on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Freeze for 3-4
  • hours or until firm.
  • Place the caramels and remaining milk in a microwave-safe bowl.
  • Microwave, uncovered, at 70% power for 1 minute. Stir; heat 1 to
  • 1-1/2 minutes longer or until mixture is melted and blended.
  • Remove four logs from the freezer at a time. Pierce with a meat fork
  • and spoon caramel over all sides. Shake or scrape off excess
  • caramel. Immediately roll in peanuts. Place on waxed paper. Repeat
  • with remaining logs. Reheat caramel in the microwave for 15 seconds
  • as needed. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  • Yield: 3 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 332 calories,

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Nutritional Facts: 10 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 202 mg sodium, 59 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.