Peanut Butter Turtle Rolls

The fun doesn't stop at scupting and decorating the dough for these turtles; it's fun to eat, too! 


Details

Difficulty

Moderate

Yield

8 turtles

Prep Time

01 hours

Rise Time

30 to 60 minutes

Bake Time

15 to 20 minutes

Ingredients


  • 4 to 4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 (4-1/2 tsp.) envelopes Fleischmann's® RapidRise Yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter, at room temperature
  • Egg Wash:
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • Toppings:
  • Chopped peanuts and/or sugar, optional
  • Mini chocolate chips OR raisin OR peanut pieces

Directions


Combine 2 cups flour, 1/2 cup sugar, undissolved yeast and salt in a large bowl. Heat milk and water until very warm (120° to 130°F); stir into flour mixture. Stir in peanut butter and enough remaining flour to make soft dough. Knead on floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 6 to 8 minutes. Cover; let rest 10 minutes.

Grease 2 large baking sheets. Divide dough into 8 equal portions.

To make 1 turtle from each portion: Reserve one-fourth of portion. Shape remaining dough into smooth ball for body. Place on greased baking sheet. Divide the reserved one-fourth portion of dough in half. From one half, pinch off piece and roll to small rope for tail; form remaining piece into oblong head. Attach head and tail to body; pinch to seal. Divide remaining piece into 4 equal pieces. Roll to 2-inch ropes for legs; place partially under body in appropriate places. Repeat with remaining dough to make 8 turtles. Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 30 to 60 minutes.

With scissors, make small snips in dough (1/8 inch deep) across body to mark shell. Make 2 small cuts at end of each leg to make webbed feet.

For Egg Wash, combine egg and 1 tablespoon water; brush over dough. 

Sprinkle with peanuts and/or sugar, if desired. Insert mini chocolate chips, or raisin or peanut pieces, for eyes. Bake at 375°F for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from sheets; let cool on wire racks.