Saturday, December 13, 2014

Peanut Butter Pinwheels!


I'm feeling nostalgic, as I tend to do this time of year.

Mama and Daddy always made the holidays special, especially CHRISTmas. 

Picking out our tree from the Farmer's Market and taking home the annual cases of tangerines, apples and oranges, and watching the now famous, stop-action Christmas classics are at the top of the list of favorite memories. Ah...Rudolph and Frosty..

Another favorite are my Mom's homemade candies.
My Daddy had a sweet tooth I tell ya, which worked out real well for him since my Mother's own Mother passed down her candy making to her. Whew! That was a mouthful! Not to mention, I inherited my Dad's sweet tooth!

So today, I'm making my all-time favorite Peanut Butter Pinwheels.

Now I've seen and tasted these made with mashed potatoes.
These are not them. Ours are made with good old-fashion healthy butter. *wink*
 I just can't eat them any other way. 

Thanks MeMaw, Mama and Daddy!
 Butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, milk and peanut butter. 
Five ingredients to the yummiest candy!
Measure first four ingredients into a bowl, stirring to mix.
Pat candy into a disk on parchment paper. Wrap and refrigerate to chill for one to two hours. 
 I always cut my candy disk in half and refrigerate one while I prepare the other. Otherwise, it's too big to handle.

 Roll candy into ball and pat back into disk shape. Now, on parchment paper sprinkled liberally with powdered sugar, and roll out. As you can see, it's not perfect. It doesn't matter. So now, (yum) spread on the peanut butter!
 Let's roll this baby up!
I use my parchment paper to help roll the candy along a la jelly roll style.
Roll candy up in parchment paper and chill 1-2 hours.
Just slice these up and have a taste. Pure Heaven!
Mmmmm..
Peanut Butter Pinwheels

1 stick butter softened
4 to 4 1/2 cups powdered sugar
3 to 4 tablespoons evaporated (or whole) milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
peanut butter

Stir together butter, 4 cups sugar, 3 tablespoons milk and vanilla.
Mix well. If too sticky, add a little powdered sugar. If too dry, add a little more milk.
Pat out into a disk on parchment paper. Wrap in the paper and chill for 1-2 hours.
Remove from frig and on a sheet of parchment paper sprinkled liberally with powdered sugar, roll out candy.
Now here's the fun part. Spread peanut butter onto the candy.
You can spread it as thick or thin as you like. Just be sure to leave the edges clean (like a pizza) or you will end up with squishy peanut butter edges!
Time to roll the pinwheels. I use my paper to help it along, jelly roll style. 
Roll the candy up in the paper, tuck edges under and chill again.

Once candy is firm, slice into pinwheels.

My Mom always lightly buttered a dish on which to place the cut pinwheels.
Keep refrigerated.
Ha! Ours never last very long!

Sending You All Merry Christmas Wishes From
Sugartown Sweets
On This Historic Day!

Historic for being 12.13.14!!

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