Thursday, May 13, 2010

Peanut Butter Chews – No Cook Candy

My nine year old has been getting into making candy these days. I guess watching, and eating, the things her older sister makes have inspired her.

One day, while looking through the mess that passes for my cookbook repository, she discovered a collection of recipe cards my wife got from a Relief Society meeting of some kind, and promptly forgot about. They're simple enough recipes that even a nine year old can do them. This no-cook candy recipe for peanut butter chews was her first attempt. A successful attempt, I might add, that doubles quite nicely.

Equipment Needed
Large mixing bowl
wax paper
large wooden or plastic spoon

1/2 cup peanut butter, any kind
1/2 cup corn syrup
2/3 cup powdered sugar
1 cup (or more) dry milk


Mix the peanut butter and corn syrup together in a large mixing bowl. Gradually add the powdered sugar, and stir until smooth. Add the dry milk, a little at a time, until it makes dough that's stiff enough to handle. Roll the dough into small balls, cut into fun shapes, or whatever else you want to do with them.

For an extra kick of flavor, try rolling the balls in powdered sugar, cocoa powder, or a combination of both. I suspect that crushed nuts or sesame seeds would be good, too.

Play with your food!

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