12.01.2014

INDULGE | Holiday Peppermint Puffs

Sometimes you never know what to do with those pesky candy canes. 

Candy canes are great, and everyone indulges in a few around Christmas. But the problem is that you usually end up with boxes of them. Instead of throwing them away, why not try making something with them?

Enter my latest creation: Holiday Peppermint Puffs. As a member of Peanut Butter & Co.'s Yum Squad, I was asked to develop a recipe featuring their peanut butter & candy canes - an excellent way to use leftover candy canes {which were probably used to decorate your tree - am I right?}. And I think I've come up  with something pretty tasty.

You can make this in any shape you want, really. Puff pastry is pretty moldable. I made one giant rectangle, and then with the leftover dough I made a couple small "pies". I actually like the pie shape better because it holds all the sauce!


I used both White Chocolate Wonderful & Dark Chocolate Dreams peanut butter - but you could omit the Dark Chocolate Dreams sauce and just use melted chocolate instead.

You'll need:
1 box of puff pastry
1 c. white chocolate chips
1/4 c. White Chocolate Wonderful peanut butter
6 T. Whipping Cream
3/4 c. dark chocolate chips
1 T. Dark Chocolate Dreams peanut butter 
Candy canes

Directions:
.1 Allow pastry to thaw. Place pastry in desired baking sheet or pan and bake according to packaged directions.
2. Remove from oven and allow to cool. 
3. In a small sauce pan over medium low heat, combine white chocolate chips, 3 T. whipping cream and White Chocolate Wonderful peanut butter. Allow to melt, stirring so the chocolate doesn't burn. Remove from heat. 
4. In a small sauce pan over medium low heat, combine dark chocolate chips, 3 T. whipping cream and Dark Chocolate Dreams peanut butter. Allow to melt, stirring so the chocolate doesn't burn. Remove from heat. 
5. Pour white chocolate sauce (as much as desired) over the puff pastry. 
6. Drizzle dark chocolate sauce over puff pastry. 
7. Crush candy canes and sprinkle over the top. Cut and serve!


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Enjoy!


9 comments:

  1. usually in a sandwich with jam :)

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  2. either right out of the jar or sometimes I put it on an everything bagel.Also on Matzoh. Oh so good

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  3. I love to eat peanut butter in my green smoothies.

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  4. I eat mine primarily on bread as a sandwich for lunch.

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