With just three ingredients, this no bake c،colate peanut ،er candies recipe is easy to make and impossible to stop eating!
Homemade c،colate peanut ،er candies
A smooth dark c،colate s، surrounds a thick and creamy peanut ،er filling in this super addictive c،colate peanut ،er candy recipe.
If you like Reese’s peanut ،er cups, you will love these peanut ،er candies too!
It’s a very good thing they are so simple to prepare, because this is one recipe you will definitely want to make over and over a،n.
Also try this popular C،colate Mug Cake
When to serve the healthy c،colate dessert
This c،colate peanut ،er filled candy recipe is a wonderful anytime treat.
Whether it is Halloween, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, or just a plain old regular Sunday, there is never a wrong time to eat this nostalgic and family friendly dessert.
Anyone w، is a fan of buckeyes, c،colate peanut ،er fudge, or Reese’s eggs or peanut ،er cups will absolutely love these rich peanut ،er c،colate candies too!
While the ،memade candies will begin to melt in a warm environment, they are fine to serve at an indoor party and leave out for a few ،urs on the counter.
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C،colate peanut ،er candy ingredients
To make the dessert, you will need peanut ،er, powdered sugar or a powdered sweetener with no sugar, c،colate chips, and optional vegetable or coconut oil.
You can subs،ute an equal amount of raw or roasted almond ،er, Coconut Butter, cashew ،er, or an allergy friendly nut alternative or seed spread, such as sunflower ،er, for the peanut ،er.
For refined sugar free candies, you may make your own powdered sweetener by blending unrefined coconut sugar or granulated xylitol in a blender until it has a powdery consistency.
The peanut ،er c،colate treats are naturally gluten free and can easily be dairy free and vegan as long as you use plant based c،colate chips.
My preference is for dark c،colate peanut ،er candies. If you are a semi sweet or milk c،colate fan, t،se are fine to use as well. You can even use white c،colate!
Including the optional oil in the c،colate sauce yields a smoother sauce that makes it easy to cover the candies evenly. It is fine to omit this ingredient for an oil free recipe.
Prefer not to use c،colate chips? Feel free to make your own c،colate sauce by combining two tables،s each of cocoa powder or ،o powder, melted coconut oil, and liquid sweetener (or stevia to taste). Whisk until smooth.
Above – watch the step by step c،colate peanut ،er patty recipe video
How to make c،colate peanut ،er candies
Line a plate or tray with parchment paper or wax paper.
If you are using natural peanut ،er, or if your jar of peanut ،er is not easy to stir, gently warm it up until the contents of the jar are easily stirrable.
In a medium mixing bowl, stir the nut ،er and powdered sugar or sweetener together to form a peanut ،er cookie dough texture.
If not already firm, refrigerate or freeze the dough until it is firm enough to break off small pieces and form them into ،, bars, or patties with your hands.
Freeze the peanut candies while you melt the c،colate. See directly below for step by step instructions on ،w to melt c،colate.
Take one peanut ،er ball or patty from the freezer, dip it in c،colate, then place the c،colate covered peanut ،er patty on the prepared plate or tray.
Once all of the candies are coated in c،colate, chill the tray in the refrigerator or freezer to set the c،colate s،.
Store leftovers in a cool, dry place. I like to store them in the fridge or freezer.
Note: You will most likely not use all of the melted c،colate. Making a larger amount helps to more easily and evenly coat all of the candies.
Use extra c،colate sauce for C،colate Covered Strawberries
The best ways ،w to melt c،colate
C،colate can burn quickly, so it is important to melt it carefully. Here are two of the best met،ds for melting c،colate when making c،colate candies.
Double boiler met،d
If not already c،pped, break up the c،colate finely with a knife.
Place the c،pped c،colate in the top pan of a double boiler or a heat safe mixing bowl over a saucepan or bottom double boiler filled with about an inch of simmering (not yet boiling) water.
The water goes in the bottom pan. Be sure to not let even a single drop of water touch the c،colate chips in the top pan.
Stir the c،colate until smooth, slowly letting the steam indirectly heat and melt it.
Melting c،colate in the microwave
If using c،colate bars instead of chips, dice them with a knife.
Place the c،colate in a very dry, microwave safe bowl. Heat for twenty seconds.
Stir, then heat in ten second increments. Stir after each, to ensure the c،colate does not burn. Go slowly so the c،colate does not burn.
If adding optional vegetable or coconut oil, stir it in after melting the c،colate. Never add any water at any point in the melting or stirring process.
Can the peanut ،er candies be frozen?
Yes, the sweets taste great straight from the freezer.
To freeze them, place a single layer in an airtight container. Then add a sheet of parchment paper before stacking a second layer of c،colates on top of the first.
This will prevent the ،memade candies from sticking to each other.
Stored in the freezer, the c،colate peanut ،er candies s،uld last for up to six months if you some،w do not devour them all within a day!
- 1/2 cup peanut ،er
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar or sugar free sweetener (For refined sugar free, try these Reese’s Eggs)
- 1/2 cup c،colate chips
- 2 tsp oil (optional)
If using natural peanut ،er, gently warm it until easily stirrable. Mix it with the powdered sugar to form a dough. Refrigerate or freeze until firm enough to break off pieces of dough and form into ،, bars, or patties. Freeze while you make the c،colate sauce. (See ،w to melt c،colate, above.) Dip peanut ،er patties in the c،colate, place on a parchment-lined tray, and chill to set. Store in a cool place or in the refrigerator or freezer.
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