Perfect Pot Luck Offering!

I would venture that most people enjoy the peanut butter/ chocolate combination. This is a fast way to get some treats ready for a dessert, pot luck, or snacking. I like the fact that the ingredients are usually already in the house. You can go extra fancy and put on colorful sprinkles before it sets. I mean, what’s a little more sugar? 🙂

Chocolate Peanut Butter Marshmallow Candy

12 ounces milk chocolate chips

1 cup crunchy peanut butter

1/4 cup chopped peanuts (optional)

1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest – it really brings out the peanut butter taste.

4 cups miniature marshmallows

Line an 8 or 9-inch square pan with foil leaving an overhang on the edges of the pan so you can lift out the candy when it is firm. Give the foil a light spray with vegetable oil spray.

Carefully melt the chocolate and peanut butter together, stirring often to prevent scorching. Continue stirring until smooth. Remove from heat and stir in the nuts, extracts, and marshmallows. You can mix until the marshmallows are completely blended or leave a few pockets of white here and there,  Chill until firm and cut into serving pieces.