*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                            Peanut Butter Puffs
 
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 Serving Size  : 28   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cookies & Bars
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/2  cup           peanut butter
      1/2  cup           powdered sugar -- sifted
    2      tablespoons   butter
    1      teaspoon      vanilla
    7      sheets        phyllo dough
      1/3  cup           butter -- melted
      1/2  cup           semisweet chocolate pieces -- melted
      1/4  cup           pecans -- chop
 
 For cookie filling, stir together the peanut butter, powdered sugar, 2
 tablespoons of butter and vanilla until well mixed.  Set aside.
 
 Brush 1 sheet of phyllo dough with some of the melted butter.  (Keep
 remaining sheets covered with a damp towel to prevent them from drying out.)
  Cut phyllo sheet lengthwise into 4 long strips.  Place a slightly rounded
 teaspoon of the peanut butter filing about 1 from one end of one of the
 strips.  Starting at the same end with the filing, fold a corner of the dough
 over the filling so it lines up with the other side of the strip, forming a
 triangle.  Continue folding like a flag in a triangular shape, using the
 entire strip.  Repeat with the remaining cut strips and sheets of phyllo.
 Brush each  triangle with melted butter and place on an ungreased cookie
 sheet, seam side down.  Bake in a 400 oven for 6 to 8 minutes or until
 golden.  Cool on wire racks.
 
 Pipe or drizzle the tops of the triangles with melted chocolate (thin
 chocolate with melted shortening, if necessary).  Or, if desired, spread
 cookies with chocolate and sprinkle with chopped pecans.  Cool until
 chocolate sets.  Serve immediately or cover and chill for up to 2 days.
  Makes 28.
 
 You can freeze the UNFROSTED triangles to have on hand for last minute
 holiday entertaining or gift giving.  Decorate with chocolate and nuts just
 before serving.
 
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