Chocolate Peanut Butter Meltaways are a perfect candy to make for gifts or to satisfy your sweet tooth. They take minutes to make, with the microwave doing most of the work. One bite and you’ll discover why they are called Meltaways – rich and creamy melt-in-your-mouth goodness!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- Quick and Easy. This recipe only requires four ingredients and can be made in under 30 minutes. This makes it a perfect treat for busy weeknights or last-minute gatherings.
- Tasty Treat: The combination of sweet chocolate and salty peanut butter is a classic for a reason. These meltaways are rich, creamy, and melt-in-your-mouth delicious.
- Perfect Edible Gift: These Chocolate and Peanut Butter Meltaways are not only impressive-looking, but they’re also incredibly easy to package and give as gifts.
- A Family Favorite: These Chocolate and Peanut Butter Meltaways are always a hit with everyone who tries them. Your family and friends will be clamoring for more.
Ingredients – Here’s What You’ll Need
This amazing recipe only takes four ingredients.
- Chocolate Chips: I used two types of chocolate chips in this recipe: Bitter-sweet chocolate chips and white chocolate chips. In the past, I’ve also used semi-sweet chocolate chips in this recipe.
- Peanut Butter: Generally, I’m a fan of extra crunchy peanut butter. However, in this recipe, creamy peanut butter is what you want to use to contribute to the creamy goodness of this treat.
- Coconut Oil: I included a small amount of refined coconut oil. I’ve also used regular shortening in the past.
Simple Steps to Make Chocolate Peanut Butter Meltaways
- I started by adding the white chocolate chips, bitter-sweet chocolate chips, peanut butter, and coconut oil to a 4-cup glass measuring cup. I could have also used a microwave-safe bowl.
- Then, I microwaved the ingredients at 50% power in 30-second increments, stirring after each 30-second increment. With my microwave, it took 2 ½ minutes for everything to be melted.
- Next, I transferred the melted mixture to a piping bag.
- I placed paper liners in the cups of my mini muffin pan. Then, I cut off the tip of the piping bag and piped the mixture into each cup. I had to be careful here because the mixture was quite liquidy.
- Because I was making this candy for gifts, I topped each one with a holiday icing decoration. Then, I placed the candy in the refrigerator to harden.
The Chocolate Peanut Butter Meltaways were incredible. They were rich and creamy, with the perfect blend of chocolate and peanut butter.
If you’re looking for a quick, easy, and delicious recipe for the holiday season, then you should definitely try making these Quick and Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Meltaways. You won’t be disappointed! Yum!
Frequently Asked Questions
You can use any good quality chocolate. I like the mixture of white and dark chocolate. However, you could use semi-sweet chocolate and/or milk chocolate in this recipe instead.
Natural peanut butter will work in this recipe. However, the candy will not be as firm as it will be with regular peanut butter.
Feel free to substitute almond butter or cashew butter in this recipe. You can also use Nutella!
The meltaways should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer. They will last up to two weeks in the refrigerator or two months in the freezer.
Recipe Tips and Tricks
- I wish that I could say that I created this recipe, but in all honesty, I adapted it from the Taste of Home recipe.
- I’ve found that for me, it’s best if I melt the ingredients in a large (4-cup) glass measuring cup. When the chocolate/peanut butter mixture is melted, it becomes quite liquidy. The spout on the measuring cup makes it easier to pour this liquidy mixture.
- There are different techniques that one can use to fill the mini-muffin cups. My preference is to use a piping bag with the end snipped off. You could also use a Ziploc bag or spoon. You could also pour the mixture into the mini-muffin cups using the measuring cup for melting.
- If you do use a piping bag to fill the mini-muffin cups, use a rubber band to close the large end before snipping off the point. That way, the liquidy mixture will stay put instead of seeping up the piping bag.
- If I’m making this candy for gifts, I generally decorate it with store-bought royal icing decorations. I’ve also used sprinkles or chopped peanuts on top.
Other Delicious Candy Recipes for Gift Giving
During this gift-giving season, homemade gifts are often the most appreciated. Here are some of my favorites.
- Christmas Corn Flake Wreaths: A Sweet and Easy Treat
- Easy 5-Minute White Chocolate Holiday Bark
- Triple Chocolate Pecan Praline Pretzel Squares
- Easy Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls (Perfect Holiday Gift)
- Chocolate Billionaires
- Chocolate-Covered Cookie Dough Bites
- Chocolate Pecan Toffee Clusters
- Christmas Swirled Peppermint Bark
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Quick and Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Meltaways
- 1 cup (6 ounces, 170 grams) white chocolate chips
- ½ cup (3 ounces, 85 grams) bitter-sweet or semi-sweet chocolate chips
- ½ cup (4.75 ounces, 135 grams) creamy peanut butter (See Tip 1)
- 1 Tablespoon (0.5 ounces, 14 grams) coconut oil or solid shortening (See Tip 2)
- Line a mini-muffin pan with paper liners. Set aside.
- Combine all ingredients in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on 50% power in 30-second increments, stirring after each 30-second increment until smooth. (See Tip 3)
- Pour into mini-muffin paper liners. If desired, add decorations. Refrigerate to allow the candy to harden. (See Tip 4)
- Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator or cool place.
- Yield: About 24 pieces.
- Do not use reduced-fat or generic brands of peanut butter.
- Do not use unrefined coconut oil. Unrefined coconut oil has a coconut taste to it. Refined coconut oil does not have a coconut taste.
- I like to use a large glass measuring cup to melt the ingredients. The reason is that the spout on the measuring cup makes it easier to pour the liquid ingredients.
- I prefer using a piping bag to fill the mini muffin cups. However, you could also use a spoon.