Thursday, August 19, 2010

Recipe of the Week: Grandma's Wholesome Candy

This is a recipe my Mom would make for my sisters and I when we were kids.  Before I moved she gave me the cookbook she got it out of.  Healthy Snacks for Kids by Penny Warner.  I used to love to eat the stuff and so I made some tonight for the boys to try for snack time tomorrow. 

It's so simple to make and it is so yummy!  Here is the recipe:

1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup instant nonfat dry milk (or more as needed to hold shape)

For variety add:

raisins, nuts, sunflower seeds, coconut, carob chips,
wheat germ, cinnamon, corn flakes, Rice Krispies or granola

I used chunky peanut butter and I like to mix Jif and Peter Pan together because it has a great flavor.  Just kidding, I only mixed them because I used the last bit of Peter Pan and then opened up the Jif.  I also added in some raisins.  Just 1/2 the box.

Mix peanut butter and honey. 

Add instant milk until you have a dough-like consistency (not too dry but not sticky). 

Roll into balls and place on waxed paper, or press into a pan lined with waxed paper.  Cut into squares, or roll into log shape and cut into thin slices.  Keep in refrigerator or freeze.  Makes 24.
(It does not make 24 for me...perhaps I make them too big.)



  1. Oh, those were the days! This is also good to let the kids make because there is no baking or cooking.

  2. What a great recipe! Thanks for visiting my blog :)

    And yes, making our own bread does save us a ton of money. We used to buy the loaves that coast $3-4 each! Now, one loaf costs us a few cents...I've heard of lots of people finding bread machines that were practically new at places like Goodwill...also, there are always ones popping through our local Freecycle.


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