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peanut butter candy stacked on a piece of slate. Wrapped candy is all around the stack

Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Candy

Sandi Gaertner
Easy and delicious old-fashioned peanut butter candy.
4.9 from 48 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Additional Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Gluten Free Dessert Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 24 pieces
Calories 112 kcal


  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar for candy
  • powdered sugar optional if you want to roll the candy in this.
  • ¼ 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.


  1. You can use creamy peanut butter or crunchy. Just note crunchy peanut butter will make your candy more textured.
  2. If you are not able to eat peanuts or nuts due to an allergy, you can substitute Sunbutter the nut-free butter instead.
  3. This homemade candy makes great holiday and teacher gifts!


Serving: 1gCalories: 112kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 3gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 51mgPotassium: 72mgFiber: 1gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 36IUCalcium: 6mgIron: 1mg
Keyword homemade peanut butter candy, peanut butter candy
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