Hanukkah Chocolate filled with Peanut Butter
Whether you spell the holiday Hanukkah or Chanuka, spinning a dreidel and winning pieces of delicious peanut butter stuffed chocolates is a delightful way to spend an evening with friends and family. These homemade candies are a fun addition to the gold and silver foil wrapped chocolate coins that are a hallmark of the celebration.
- Yield:6 Servings
- Prep Time:60 Minutes
- Cook Time:10 Minutes
- Total Time:70 Minutes
1/2 cup Smooth Operator peanut butter
3 tablespoons powdered sugar
8 ounces of good quality milk, white, or dark chocolate
Combine the peanut butter and powdered sugar and stir until smooth and set aside.
Gently melt the chocolate by placing it in large bowl set on top of a saucepan half-filled with just boiled water (turn off the flame before placing the bowl with the chocolate over the pan). Gently stir the chocolate every 15 seconds, until it is smooth. Alternatively, melt the chocolate by heating it in a microwave oven, 10 seconds at a time, stirring in between each 10 second heating interval.
Use a pastry brush or spoon to deposit chocolate into the molds, filling them about 1/3 of the way. Place mold in freezer for 5 minutes to set the chocolate.
Remove mold from freezer and add 1 heaping tablespoon of filling to each cavity in the mold, and gently flatten it with your fingers or the back of a spoon. Fill the cavity with additional chocolate and place in refrigerator for about 1 hour, or until solid.
Remove chocolates from molds and transfer to a parchment paper-lined storage container. Use an additional sheet of paper between layers of candies. Store candies in refrigerator for up to 1 week.
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