Pinwheel Candy


 It is raining outside today.  We did not want to go to the building to get decorations so we just decided to make some candy.  I usually make this only at Christmas time but I should make it more often as it is one of everyone’s favorite.   This recipe came from a dear friend of mine and I have used it now for about 25 years.  Wow, that makes me feel old(maybe I should leave that sentence out).   Anyway the recipe is:

1/4 cup butter-softened, 1 tsp vanilla.  Gradually add in 1 box powdered sugar.  You will need to add a little evaporated milk at the end-only add about 1 tbsp at a time.  1-3 tbsp should be all you will need.  It needs to be a little dry.  Roll out and spread on peanut butter.  Roll up candy length wise and put in fridge until chilled.  Cut and enjoy.

Just a little note about the lady who gave me this recipe.  Her name was Vanessa Looney and she was one of the finest Christian ladies I have ever known.  When it became obvious to those who loved her that it would soon be time for her to be with the Lord, she made a profound statement to me.  We were talking and she said “You know, I am not afraid of dying.  I have lived my entire life for this moment.  I will finally see my Jesus.”  I consider this one of the most important statements a Christian could ever make-that we would all live our lives for the moment we will see Him.   Just a little remembering on my part. 

Well, I best be going.  My girls want to play a game of cards.  Enjoy your day and God bless.

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  1. Those look so good. My mom always made those at Christmas also. We called them peanut butter rolls. Her recipe is much harder. She uses egg whites and corn syrup and you have to beat everything for a very long time. I think I will try your recipe.

    We are all hoping to see you you guys tomorrow.


  2. Donna, this looks like the PB candy we used to eat at the Grundy High School cafeteria. John wants me to safe the recipe! I told him you are always making me hungry. 🙂 Hope all is well with you and your family.


  3. What a wonderful memory to have of her. That is a great reminder for us. Have a great evening with your family. We have had snow most of the afternoon.



  4. That looks so yummy! smile Thanks for sharing your recipie with all of us. Your grand babies look adorable and the kittens are cute too. Have a great day. Sincerely, Mommy of two little blessings & so much more!


  5. I hope your girls are feeling better. The candy looks delicious, I am going to have to try it! And your little village is lovely with that beautiful view out the window. I just love the beautiful scenery you enjoy!

    Sweet blessings,


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