These peanut butter pinwheels are very similar to what some people call "potato candy", but these are made with cream cheese instead of potatoes. I like both, but I think these have a richer flavor. It's cream cheese, so how could it be bad, right? This is actually easy to make. The key is to get the white 'dough' stiff enough. Here is what you will need:
1 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
1/2 stick or 4 Tbs. of butter, softened
2 lbs. powdered sugar (that is one large bag or two boxes)
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups creamy peanut butter
Cream together the cream cheese and butter. Add vanilla. Slowly start mixing in the powdered sugar a little at a time until it's a stiff 'dough'. Sprinkle a little powdered sugar onto a large sheet of wax paper and roll the mixture out into a rectangle. It should be thin enough to roll but not so thin that it won't hold together when you roll it. Spread the peanut butter in a thin layer over all. Roll up in a tight roll with the wax paper and wrap tightly in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for several hours, overnight is best, and then slice in thin slices and place on a tray.
Peanut Butter Pinwheels!