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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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