Peanut Butter Candy

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by Darlene Summers

This is a no cook, easy-to-make recipe that the man in your life will love if he likes peanut butter and coconut. MINE DOES.

Top Review by NorthwestGal

I made this recently, and there were no pieces left after my family discovered them. I even made a second batch, partly because they were such a hit with my family. But also, I wanted to test a theory that the butter content in the dough might be a bit high (i.e., the dough was so gooey that there was a thick layer of dough on my hands after rolling them into balls). So I decided to make a second batch, reducing the amount of butter to 1 1/2 tablespoons. Also, my coconut was so fresh that it was "sticky" and didn't adhere to the candy very well. So I also left my coconut out overnight to dry out a bit. The second batch turned out well. It was just as tasty without the extra butter, and the candy was still soft but with a much less gooey outer texture that held the coconut much better. And only a very minimum amount of dough on my hands after rolling them! So, if I were to make this again (and I most likely will), I would continue to reduce the amount of butter to 1 1/2 tablespoons and definitely let the coconut dry out for several hours. But all in all, this was a good candy recipe that I'm glad I stumbled onto. The recipe makes plenty , by the way. I didn't count the number of pieces in the first batch, but the second batch gave me 92 pieces (not counting my "taste tests").

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine peanut butter, powdered sugar, nuts and butter in a medium mixing bowl.
  2. Mixing well, shape into 1/2-inch balls and roll in coconut.
  3. Chill.

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