Scrumptious chocolate-covered peanut butter pumpkins

You'll want to make this Halloween treat all year long.

Let’s be honest – At the end of the night, Halloween is all about the candy. And these homemade chocolate-covered peanut butter pumpkins will be the only candy you’ll need this Halloween.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Milk (as needed)
  • 12 oz chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp shortening

Method:

  1. Mix together powdered sugar, peanut butter, melted butter, and vanilla in a large bowl. You want a firm but malleable consistency, as you will want to be able to form the dough into a ball and roll it out. Add milk if needed to loosen the dough.
  2. Roll out dough between two pieces of parchment paper to desired thickness. We rolled ours out to just over 1/4 inch thick.
  3. Use a cookie cutter to cut into the desired shape. We went with pumpkins, but anything works! Place cutouts on a baking sheet and let them firm up in the freezer for 10 minutes.
  4. Microwave chocolate and shortening in a large bowl at 50% power for 30 seconds. Stir and repeat until chocolate is completely melted. This is important – full power will make your chocolate crumbly.
  5. Dip cutouts into the melted chocolate one at a time until completely covered. Place cutouts on a wax paper-lined cookie sheet and freeze until chocolate is firm. (Note: We put our pumpkins on a baking rack, making them very difficult to remove once they turned solid. Don’t make that mistake.)
  6. Remove from freezer, decorate and enjoy your delicious chocolate-covered peanut butter pumpkins!

 

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