Hi, it’s Jennifer from The Life of Jennifer Dawn. Today I’m going to be sharing a recipe with you that was passed down from my great grandmother.
It was her version of old fashioned potato candy–minus the potatoes. The peanut butter swirls that are a trademark of this treat are still present, but she simplified hers down to five tasty ingredients. Up until recently, we didn’t have a written version of this recipe. My great grandmother used to make it for my mother who later made it for my sister and me. I watched my mother mix up a batch for my own daughter a few years back and carefully wrote down every step.
If you are looking for a sugary sweet treat that is quick and easy to prepare, this might be the perfect choice. It tastes similar to peanut butter fudge and melts in your mouth. This is perfect to prepare with the kids. Generation after generation have already tested it out in my family. Little hands will love mixing and rolling the dough. I’ll warn you though. Once they start tasting the finished result, these peanut butter pinwheels won’t last long.
- ⅓ cup cream (evaporated milk)
- 1 tbsp butter
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 2½ cups powdered sugar
- peanut butter
- Heat the butter and cream in a pot on medium heat until the butter has melted.
- Remove from heat and add in the vanilla.
- Pour the powdered sugar into a large mixing bowl. Add the cream mixture to the powdered sugar a little at a time. Continue to stir and a little cream until you get a dough-like consistency. Tip: You may not need to use all of the cream mixture, so it is important to add it gradually.
- Chill the dough in the refrigerator for one hour.
- Remove the dough from the refrigerator and roll it our as thing as possible on wax paper. Sprinkle powdered sugar on your prep surface and the dough to keep it from sticking.
- Spread peanut butter over the top of the dough.
- Roll it into a log. Slice and enjoy.
- Keep refrigerated.
- Variation: You could also make Peanut butter and jelly pinwheels by spreading a thin layer of jelly over the peanut butter before rolling the dough into a log. If you're kids love peanut butter and jelly, they're sure to love that fun twist on a classic recipe.
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