Author: Cassie Stevens
Do you remember Bit O’ Honey? The peanut butter and honey lightly crunchy candies. They were good! I don’t even know if they make them anymore. I rarely visit the candy aisle these days. I used to love them!
My husband loves peanut butter so these are gonna go fast. I start with one jar of creamy peanut butter, and one cup of honey. Put it in a microwaveable bowl and nuke for one minute. The peanut butter will become liquid I then added 2 teaspoons almond extract and mixed it in. I then mixed 4 cups dry milk powder. I thought it was too dry so I added another half cup honey and half a jar of chunky peanut butter. Then I microwaved it all one more time for a minute to make sure the peanut butter was melted again and mixed, and it was perfect. It will look like this: YUMMY!
The recipe I found online used 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter 1/2 cup honey and 2 cups dry milk powder, but I wanted to make a lot more so I just winged it! I have made them before so I know about how the consistency should look.
So all in all, my recipe is as follows: Makes about 60 wrapped candies
1 jar (18oz) creamy peanut butter
1/2 jar (18oz) chunky peanut butter
1 1/2 cups honey
4 cups dry milk powder
2 teaspoons almond extract
I then put the mix on a parchment lined sheet pan and evenly spread it out with a spatula. Place it in the freezer for a few minutes to take the heat out and it will firm up a bit. Then cut it up, and wrap it. That easy for great healthy candy or an energy boosting snack.