My childhood would not be the same without peanut butter chews.
I'm not exactly sure when my mother introduced me to them. But man oh man, I bet we've made this recipe hundreds and hundreds of times. I bet the thing she loved about this recipe is that any of her seven kids could make it by themselves and she knew we'd have fun.
Mom always told us never to play with food, well except for peanut butter chews...she encouraged it. I loved rolling this snack into slithering snakes, or pretty braids then around the holidays I can remember making peanut butter chew snowmen. Oh the memories.
It was fun to make these as an adult. I was hoping that I would still adore the snack and I did! I think I had just as much fun making them too. I can't wait to share these with my kiddos. I think I'll also be doing an experiment in the near future with some alternative ingredients like agave and what not.
Enjoy. If you make them, let me know what you shape them into.
PEANUT BUTTER CHEWS
½ c. peanut butter
½ c. corn syrup
2/3 c. powdered sugar
1 c. (or more) dry milk
Mix syrup and peanut butter and gradually add powdered sugar. Stir until smooth. Then add dry milk a little at a time and mix well until mixture is stiff enough to handle.
Roll into balls or into a long roll to be cut into pieces. Recipe makes about 30 pieces.
(I roll into balls and get about 28.)
Some chopped peanuts may be added (unless chunky peanut butter is used). You could also roll in mini chocolate chips.