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ande
12-18-2008, 10:23 PM
I just made this recipe from Christmas with Southern Living 2000 and it is really tasty and way too easy, so I thought I'd share.

PEANUTTY CHOCOLATE NEOPOLITANS
6 (1 oz.) squares semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter
8 (1 oz.) squares premium white chocolate, coarsely chopped (we tested with Baker's)
2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
1 (7 oz.) milk chocolate bar, coarsely chopped (we tested with Hershey's)
1/4 cup chopped unsalted roasted peanuts

Line an 8" square pan with aluminum foil so that it extends at least 2" over sides of pan. Lightly coat pan with cooking spray. Set pan aside.

Combine semisweet chocolate and 1 tbsp. peanut butter in a 1-quart glass bowl. Microwave at HIGH 1 minute. Stir well, and microwave at HIGH 15 seconds to 1 minute more. Stir gently until chocolate melts. Spread chocolate into prepared pan, spreading until smooth with a narrow metal spatula. (Do not clean bowl.) Chill chocolate in pan 15 minutes or just until firm.

Combine white chocolate and 2 tbsp. peanut butter in same bowl. Microwave at HIGH 1 minute. Stir well, and microwave 30 seconds, if necessary. Stir until smooth. Spread white chocolate mixture over first layer in pan, spreading until smooth with a narrow metal spatula. (Do not clean bowl.) Chill pan 15 minutes.

Place milk chocolate in same bowl. Microwave at HIGH 1 to 1 1/2 minutes; stir well. Spread milk chocolate over white chocolate layer. Shake pan to spread evenly. Sprinkle with peanuts. Cover and chill candy 1 1/2 hours or until set.

Score candy into 2" squares. Remove from pan by lifting candy and foil by foil handles. Cut candy into 2" squares with a long, thin-bladed knife. Place squares on cutting board, and cut each into 4 pieces.

Yield: 1 1/4 pounds

**My notes: I used TJ's big bars of chocolate for the top and bottom layers, so it came out to 14 squares for the bottom (bittersweet) layer and 16 squares for the top (milk choc.) layer. I used TJ's white chocolate chips for the middle (most of a bag).

RecipeGirl
12-19-2008, 07:31 AM
This looks great :) You could even sprinkle some holiday sprinkles on top to make it more holiday-ish.

Thanks for sharing...

SheRa
12-19-2008, 12:54 PM
yummm! this looks awesome! thanks for sharing :)