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.
- 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
- 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.
- Roll out dough between two pieces of parchment paper to desired thickness. We rolled ours out to just over 1/4 inch thick.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.)
- Remove from freezer, decorate and enjoy your delicious chocolate-covered peanut butter pumpkins!
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