This is my latest creation using our newest product: Coconut Peanut Butter! What is Coconut Peanut Butter? Coconut Peanut Butter is a wonderfully smooth and creamy blend of coconut and peanut butter; a new twist on the old favorite. I never thought the two would be such a perfect match, but they are! The spread is creamier then regular peanut butter and a bit sweeter too.
These delectable little candies are a great addition to any Christmas cookie and candy plate! They’re rich, creamy and very much a candy. They just melt in your mouth! Hence the name: Meltaways. The pretty, creamy peanut butter and coconut swirls go round and round, just begging you to bite into them. Even non coconut lovers will find them hard to pass up, and peanut butter lovers will find them irresistible.
The problem is they’re addicting. I mean addicting. They’re dangerous. If you have a wild sweet tooth you’d better watch it around these little candies. Give them away, freeze them until Christmas time, hide them in the back of the refrigerator, make them only once a year, or make sure you’re not the only one eating them. Just don’t let them keep staring at you from their pretty perch on the serving plate.
Next time I make these I’ll add more Coconut Peanut Butter. I used about 1/4 cup per ball of “dough” but next time will probably use about 1/3 of a cup or more. If you use more then 1/4 cup, I’d recommend sticking the whole round into the refrigerator to firm up a bit so that the spread doesn’t all ooze out during the rolling. After it’s firmer, take it back out and roll it up. After that, judge whether you need to stick it back in before slicing. I didn’t refrigerate before rolling the dough into a log so I refrigerated it after it was rolled up and then sliced it after 10 minutes of chilling time.
So that’s that! Be sure to order a jar or two of the new Coconut Peanut Butter so you can make these wonderful little candies yourself! They truly are a must try. They’re rich, creamy, coconutty, peanutty, melty, gluten free and no bake. Can it get any better then that?
Coconut Peanut Butter Meltaways
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 20 – 30 pieces
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons salted butter, softened
- 2 tablespoons heavy cream
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 – 2/3 cup Coconut Peanut Butter, more to taste as needed
Combine all ingredients except Coconut Peanut Butter until a soft but not sticky dough forms. Divide into two balls.
Roll each ball out into a 6 inch circle (or desired size) between two sheets of wax or parchment paper. Spread with at least 1/4 cup coconut peanut butter. Add more if desired. If you used about 1/3 cup of Coconut Peanut Butter or more, refrigerate un-rolled round for about 5 minutes, or until firmer.
Roll dough spread with Coconut Peanut Butter up into a log. Refrigerate for 10-15 minutes or until firm enough to slice.
Take logs out and slice into 1/2 inch pieces. Keep refrigerated.