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Chocolate-Dipped Peanut Butter Empanadas

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Chocolate-Dipped Peanut Butter Empanadas
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 1 hr 35 min
  • Ingredients 8
  • Servings 24
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Partner cookie dough and pie crust for an indulgent treat dipped in peanut butter and rich chocolate.
Updated Apr 20, 2021
Bake-Off® Contest 45, 2012
Bake-Off® Contest 45, 2012
Susan Hubickey
West Chester, Pennsylvania

Ingredients

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. Let 1/2 roll of cookie dough stand at room temperature 10 minutes to soften. (Refrigerate 1/2 roll cookie dough for another use.) In large bowl, break up cookie dough. Add cream cheese; beat on medium speed with electric mixer until smooth. Set aside.
  • 2
    Unroll 1 pie crust; roll into 12-inch round. Using 4-inch round cookie cutter, cut into 8 rounds, rerolling dough as necessary. Repeat with second and third crusts.
  • 3
    Spoon scant 1 tablespoon cookie dough mixture on half of each round; flatten slightly. Bring dough over filling; press edges with fork to seal. Cut small slit on top of each empanada; place on ungreased cookie sheets. Brush tops with beaten egg.
  • 4
    Bake 12 to 16 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 2 minutes. Remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
  • 5
    Meanwhile, in small microwavable bowl, microwave peanut butter chips and 2 tablespoons of the shortening on High 1 minute to 1 minute 30 seconds, stirring every 30 seconds, until smooth. Dip 1 corner of each empanada into melted chips on an angle, creating a diagonal line. Place on waxed paper; let stand 10 minutes or until coating is set.
  • 6
    Meanwhile, in small microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips and remaining 2 tablespoons shortening on High 1 to 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until smooth. Holding undipped corner, dip the peanut butter-coated empanadas into melted chocolate on opposite angle so that some peanut butter coating is still visible. Refrigerate 10 minutes or until chocolate is set. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Store covered in refrigerator.

Nutrition Information

330 Calories, 20g Total Fat, 4g Protein, 33g Total Carbohydrate, 16g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Empanada
Calories
330
Calories from Fat
180
Total Fat
20g
30%
Saturated Fat
8g
39%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
20mg
6%
Sodium
230mg
9%
Potassium
105mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
33g
11%
Dietary Fiber
1g
5%
Sugars
16g
Protein
4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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