Salted Peanut Rolls
Total TimePrep: 1 hour + freezing
Makesabout 5 dozen
- 1 jar (7 ounces) marshmallow creme
- 2 to 2-1/4 cups confectioners' sugar, divided
- 1 package (14 ounces) caramels
- 2 tablespoons water
- 4 cups salted peanuts, chopped
- 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
- 2 teaspoons shortening
- Line two 15x10x1-in. pans with waxed paper. In a large bowl, beat marshmallow creme and 1 cup confectioners' sugar until blended. Knead in enough remaining confectioners' sugar until mixture is smooth and easy to handle.
- Divide mixture into four portions. Roll each portion into 1/2-in.-thick logs. Cut crosswise into 1-1/2-in. pieces; place on one prepared pan. Freeze 15 minutes or until firm. Meanwhile, heat caramels and water over low heat until melted, stirring occasionally. Working with one-fourth of the logs at a time, dip in melted caramel; roll in peanuts. Place on remaining prepared pan. Repeat with remaining logs; freeze coated logs until set.
- In top of a double boiler or a metal bowl over barely simmering water, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip bottom of rolls into melted chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Return to prepared pans. Refrigerate until set. Store between layers of waxed paper in an airtight container at room temperature.
Apr 2, 2018
These are delicious (although very sweet) and remind me of the nut-covered nougat logs I had as a kid. However, be prepared for a very sticky mess making them, and it's time consuming. I had to add at least an extra cup of confectioners' sugar to get it to come together and still wondered if it was enough. Instead of dealing with long ropes and cutting into logs, I just rolled the mixture in 1/2 inch balls which worked fine and probably made dipping in the caramel easier.
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