7/21/08

Peanut Butter Patties

My mother didn't like baking and hated making cookies, but at the holidays would sometimes make candies. One of those was homemade caramel and the second, peanut butter balls. As a small child I liked the peanut butter balls but by the time I was in high school the overwhelming sweetness of the large, thick balls was almost too rich for me.

As it is, I was craving peanut butter fudge and the Christmas Peanut Butter Balls came to mind. I decided to make them into patties instead, and also to use a different recipe than my mothers as I think her's was just a little too sweet.

This one is a very thin patty (I had a Girl Scout Cookie in mind when I decided to make these into a thin patty) and here how they turned out.



Peanut Butter Patties

1/2 c creamy peanut butter
1/4 c real butter, room temperature
3/4 - 1 t vanilla extract
2 c powdered sugar
1 c semisweet chocolate chips mixed with 1 c milk chocolate chips
1 T shortening

Line a square baking pan with foil (I used a 10 inch square for thin patties, use 8 or 9 inch for a little thicker). Lightly spray with a Pam style cooking spray. Mix the peanut butter, butter, vanilla and powdered sugar in a mixing bowl with a paddle attachment if you have one. Pat the mixture flat in the pan. Chill or freeze until firm. Remove from pan by lifting the foil out of the pan and laying the bars on the counter.

Melt the chocolate chips and shortening in the microwave or over low heat on the stove until smooth, stirring regularly. Dip the squares, one at a time into the chocolate. Place on a cookie sheet lined with foil. Refrigerate until firm.


Because I really hate dipping candies and doing
chocolate coated 'anything' (I don't have the patience)
I always end up finding a way to cheat on recipes and
this one is no different. After dipping half of the patties
I poured chocolate over the rest, smoothed it, chilled it until
set, then flipped it over and poured chocolate on the other side.
After chilling again I cut them with a decorative slicer
and there ya go... another version of the same patty.

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