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Chocolate Peanut Whirls

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Servings: 60
Categories: Chocolate / Cookies / Desserts / Nuts

2/3  cup  Butter or margarine, soft
1  cup  Sugar
1    Egg
1  teaspoon  Vanilla
1 1/4  cups  Sifted all-purpose flour
1  teaspoon  Baking powder
1/2  teaspoon  Salt
1  cup  Quaker Oats, uncooked
    (quick or old-fashioned)
1  ounce  Unsweetened chocolate, - melted and cooled
1/4  cup  Finely-chopped peanuts, - (salted)

Beat butter and sugar together until creamy. Blend in egg and vanilla. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Add to creamed mixture; blend well. Stir in oats. Divide dough in half. To one half, add melted chocolate; add peanuts to remaining dough. Roll out chocolate dough between two sheets of waxed paper to form a 15x10-inch rectangle. Roll out peanut dough between two sheets of waxed paper to form a 15x10-inch rectangle. Place peanut dough on top of chocolate dough, removing all waxed paper. Starting with long side, roll up as for jelly roll. Wrap in waxed paper and chill several hours or overnight. Cut into 1/4-inch slices. Place on ungreased cooky sheets. Bake in preheated moderate oven (350 F.) 10 to 12 minutes. Source: Our Favorites for family and friends Reprinted with permission from The Quaker Oats Company Electronic format courtesy of Karen Mintzias

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