L.J.’s Peanut Butter Pinwheel Candy

My mother made these frequently!  No wonder I have a sweet tooth…

Peanut Butter Pinwheels

16 oz. powdered sugar

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar (to keep dough from sticking to paper)

1/2 cup softened butter

3 tbsps milk

1 tsp vanilla extract

8 oz. peanut butter

In mixing bowl, combine 16 oz sugar, butter, milk, and vanilla (should be stiff and dough-like).
Chill for a few minutes to help prevent sticking.
Divide dough into 2 balls, and roll each ball out to pie crust thickness (Use parchment or wax paper and plenty of powdered sugar both over and under dough to keep it from sticking).
Heat peanut butter until runny and easily spreadable- not too hot- and spread evenly over rolled dough.
Roll dough into a log (you may have to sprinkle a little more powdered sugar on it as you go to help with stickiness).
Chill 1 hour and slice into 1/4″  pinwheels- keep refrigerated.

23 thoughts on “L.J.’s Peanut Butter Pinwheel Candy

  1. jill says:

    O.M.G. fabulous

  2. AmySue says:

    Oh God, those look dangerous!

  3. Who needs pinterest for recipes when they can just go to your blog!

  4. katiepede says:

    I showed this to my boyfriend, and he is now demanding we try them 🙂 x

  5. Cindy says:

    Grandmother used to make this with mashed potatoes and less powdered sugar to help use up the left over mashed potatoes from Thanksgiving…still has the same sweetness and very yummy!

  6. maedez says:

    I haven’t had these in years! Thanks for sharing.

  7. susan says:

    My family made these with mashed potatoes. We called them potato candy. A favorite from childhood!

  8. Amy Duncan says:

    Definitely trying this one!

  9. Jueseppi B. says:

    Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat.Com™ and commented:

  10. Ro says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!! My step mom made these every Christmas, soooo good! Can’t wait to try these, I’m sure they’ll be incredible! Hmmmm, with mashed pots?? Maybe……

  11. Sharon says:

    Made them today. Love them! Thanks

  12. Cheryl Murphy says:

    I can’t wait to try these. I’m making them right now, but my “dough” has an icing consistency. Trying to figure out what I’m doing wrong. Do you have to use real butter? Thanks for the recipe!

  13. Karen Richardson says:

    My mom made this every year as well. Happy to see someone else enjoyed as well. Yummy

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s