Something I Learned in 2nd Grade: Peanut Butter Candy

Peanut Butter Candy: like edible play dough #glutenfree #kidscancookWay back in the the 1970s, when I was a little 2nd grader, I brought my reader home and asked my Mom if I could try a new recipe. There, in amongst the stories I had to read, was a recipe for Peanut Butter Candy. We made it and have continued making it for the last 30+ years.

Sometimes I make 1/2 the recipe, divide it amongst my kids and hand it to them to play with. I give each person a sheet of waxed paper and a small mound of cornstarch. The cornstarch allows them to touch the candy without sticking to it. They use it almost like play dough. After they have had enough fun, they eat it. No matter how old they get, they still like playing with peanut butter candy.

When I make it to give away, I roll it into ping-pong sized balls and chill it between layers of waxed paper. They will flatten out significantly over time if left out of the refrigerator.

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Peanut Butter Candy
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup corn syrup
  • 1 cup powdered milk
  • 1¼ cup powdered sugar
  1. Mix ingredients well.
  2. Roll into balls
  3. If the dough is too sticky, dip your hands into cornstarch.
  4. Chill.

6 thoughts on “Something I Learned in 2nd Grade: Peanut Butter Candy

  1. >As I started to read this post, I immediately knew where you were going with this. I remember the peanut butter candy. We used to make it (way back when- in the 70’s) too! How fun. Thanks for the walk down memory lane. Make sure you leave comments at mine and lana’s site, to be enetered in the giveaway. I don’t want you to miss out.

  2. >My hubby would loooove this! Question though, is it sticky when you make it to giveaway or does it harden in the fridge?

    Thanks for a great recipe!

  3. >The candy gets sticky as it gets warm, so I often cut squares of waxed paper and put one on top and one on the bottom of each ball when I give it away. ALso, tell the recipients to keep it refrigerated!

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