WANT A GREAT PARTY CANDY DESSERT?
Then try my Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Turtles! Not the green kind of turtles, but the candy kind! It’s one of the easiest treats I’ve ever made! I call it “melt, drop and eat”! Just a few ingredients and a double broiler to melt the chips (or a microwave will even do), and you’ve got a winner! It’s a great gluten-free option, too! With graduation season in full swing, this is a must!
HERSHEY’S, REESE’S OR NESTLE’S CHIPS?
All three make great chocolate and peanut butter chips, so whatever your grocery store has, grab them up! Two, 12 ounce bags of milk chocolate chips and one, 12 ounce bag of peanut butter chips is just about all you need! And as for the peanuts, I just use dry roasted peanuts, lightly salted! Now my Uncle came to visit from Virginia this weekend, so he always brings us Virginia Diner peanuts, and boy are they the BEST! Since I had a large can of those, I used them for the candy!
It takes no time to heat the water in the double broiler pot and dump the candy in the double broiler! Just make sure you stay with it, and don’t let the chocolate burn. Once the chips are melted into a mixture you can stir, dump in the peanuts, and stir until they are well blended. Then, just drop them by teaspoons or tablespoons onto parchment paper, depending on the size you prefer. Let them set up about 1- 2 hours, and store in an air tight container. Depending on the weather, you may want to refrigerate them if they are too soft to the touch.
GET CREATIVE IF YOU DESIRE!
Go ahead and add raisins, or change up the peanuts to cashews, and sprinkle some maldon salt flakes on top to make them sweet and salty! I never stop thinking about what else goes together to make this candy dessert even better! What’s your idea?
So until next time,
Let’s get cookin’ and bakin’,
Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Turtle Drops
- 1 Double Broiler or Microwave
- Parchment Paper
- 24 ounces milk chocolate chips
- 12 ounces peanut butter chips
- 2 cup lightly salted peanuts
- Over a double broiler, heat water to medium-high and add chips into the top portion of the double broiler, beginning to stir as the chips melt.
- Once the mixture is smooth enough to stir with a spatula, add the peanuts into mixture, and stir to blend well.
- Turn off the heat to the double broiler, and drop the mixture by teaspoons or tablespoons onto parchment paper.
- Allow the turtle candies to set up for about 1 - 2 hours. If the are still a little soft after 1 hour, refrigerate. Store in a plastic air tight container.