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Salted Peanut Rolls

A Christmas gift of homemade candy is always a hit with sweet tooths. I dip these peanut rolls in chocolate, but they're yummy plain, too. —Elizabeth Hokanson, Arborg, Manitoba
  • Total Time
    Prep: 1 hour + freezing
  • Makes
    about 5 dozen

Ingredients

  • 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 semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons shortening

Directions

  • 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 4 portions. Roll each portion into 1/2-in.-thick logs. Cut crosswise into 1-1/2-in. pieces; place on 1 prepared pan. Freeze until firm, about 15 minutes. 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 154 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 48mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • KarenLovesToCook
    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.