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Chocolate-Peanut Butter Checkerboards Recipe

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Checkerboards

Skill Level: Advanced

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  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 1/2 cup REESE'S Peanut Butter Chips


  • 1. Beat butter, sugar, egg and vanilla in large bowl until fluffy. Add 1 cup flour and baking soda; beat until blended. Remove 3/4 cup batter to small bowl; set aside. Add cocoa and remaining 3 tablespoons flour to remaining batter in large bowl; blend well.
  • 2. Place peanut butter chips in small microwave-safe bowl . Microwave at MEDIUM (50%) 30 seconds or until melted and smooth when stirred. Immediately add to batter in small bowl, stirring until smooth. Divide chocolate dough into four equal parts. Roll each part in a log 7 inches long and about 1 inch in diameter. Between plastic wrap or wax paper, roll each part into logs about 1 inch in diameter and 7 inches long. Repeat with peanut butter dough. Wrap the eight rolls individually in wax paper or plastic wrap. Refrigerate several hours until very firm.
  • 3. Heat oven to 350°F. Remove rolls from wax paper. Place 1 chocolate roll and 1 peanut butter roll side by side on a cutting board. Top each roll with another roll of the opposite flavor to make checkerboard pattern. Lightly push rolls together; repeat with remaining four rolls. Working with one checkerboard at a time (keep remaining checkerboard covered and refrigerated), cut into 1/4-inch slices. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 4. Bake 8 to 9 minutes or until peanut butter portion is lightly browned. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. Makes about 54 cookies.
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