If you love peanut butter, you will love this old fashioned peanut butter candy. Just a few simple ingredients, and you have candy in under 20 minutes. Just roll, slice and wrap in wax paper.
Are there peanut butter lovers in your house? Here peanut butter is eaten with a spoon more than it is used in sandwiches.
When I saw this old fashioned recipe card for peanut butter candy, I couldn’t remember anyone in my family ever making it. It almost didn’t make sense because I thought the love of peanut butter was hereditary in our family :-).
Did your family have a tradition with old fashioned sweets? Our current tradition (addiction) seems to be these gluten free peanut butter cinnamon rolls. They aren’t really a candy, but they are smothered in peanut butter. Need I say more?
The obvious hero of this candy is the peanut butter. I used a creamy peanut butter from Bees Knees, but you can use any creamy peanut butter. I am not sure if natural peanut butter will work, if you use it, you will really want to make sure the peanut oil is mixed in very well. Otherwise your peanut butter candy may be oily!
*If you do try this peanut butter candy recipe with natural peanut butter or almond butter, please comment below how it turns out so we can all know :-).
How to make old fashioned peanut candy:
Add the two ingredients, peanut butter and powdered sugar, to a large mixing bowl.
Tip: When you mix this, do it slowly so the powdered sugar doesn’t fly all over the place!
Your dough will be mostly firm like in this picture.
Use wax paper to roll the candy into a long snake. The recipe said to roll the rod in powdered sugar. I chose not to add extra sugar to this recipe because it is a lot of sugar. This peanut butter candy melts in your mouth, and tastes incredible without the extra layer of powdered sugar.
Use a sharp knife to slice the roll into round pieces.
Cut up wax paper and use it to wrap your candy for safe keeping.
Easy and delicious peanut butter candy.
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 2 cups powdered sugar for candy
- powdered sugar optional if you want to roll the candy in this.
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.
Place waxed paper on the counter and put half the dough onto the paper.
Roll out (like playdough!) into a long snake. Repeat with the second half of the dough.
Wrap in the wax paper and refrigerate for 20 minutes (this is optional).
Optional: roll the peanut butter roll in powdered sugar. You can also add tiny chocolate chips as a mix-in when making this recipe!)
Slice the candy and wrap each piece in a square of wax paper.
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