The evolution of these delicious little pockets of peanut butter housed in a taffy was first introduced in 1914 by Mary Jane Peanut Butter Kisses. These Peanut Butter filled taffy’s have since then become one of the yummiest treats out there.

They are soft one-biters and are highly flavorful, giving a rustic smoky maple taste with every chew. The center filled with peanut butter gives a very crumbly, nutty, and roasty aftertaste, making you eat more and more. These little peanut butter gems are packed in orange and black wrappers; a must-buy treats for the Halloween season.

Mary Jane Peanut Butter Kisses Recipe

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Prep Time 45 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 2 People
Calories 30 kcal


  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar.
  • 1 cup Light Corn Syrup.
  • 3 tbsp Molasses
  • cup Water.
  • 1 Egg White.
  • ½ cup Peanut Butter.
  • ¼ cup Powdered Sugar.
  • Cornstarch for dusting.


  • Take a saucepan and add to it Corn Syrup, Sugar, and Water. Place over medium heat and combine.
  • Keep stirring the mixture until the sugar starts boiling. Keep the stirrer aside and now place your candy thermometer inside to keep a check on the temperature.
  • As soon as the temperature on the thermometer reaches 240 degrees, you may also call this stage the softball stage; start beating your egg white in a bowl.
  • Once the stiff peaks are formed, stop beating. Divide the beaten Egg Whites into two halves. We will only be using half of the beaten Egg Whites.
  • Now, wait for the temperature to reach 265 degrees. As soon as it reaches 265, stir in the Molasses and combine.
  • Turn on your electric beater on low and pour the liquid sugar mixture into the egg whites. Beat continuously for 3-4 minutes. You may increase the speed gradually.
  • Take a 9×9 inch greased pan and pour half of the mixture into it. Keep in the refrigerator to firm up. The process takes about 5-10 minutes. Keep the rest of the candy mixture aside.
  • Till the candy firms up, mix in the Peanut Butter with Powdered Sugar.
  • Once the candy firms up, take it out of the refrigerator and spread a thin layer of Peanut Butter mixture on top of it.
  • Put the remaining candy mixture in the microwave for a minute or at least till the candy softens.
  • Pour the softened candy on the Peanut Butter layer and let rest for about twenty minutes.
  • When the candy gets a little cool but is moldable, pour it onto a dusted surface.
  • Dust your rolling pin with Cornstarch as well and roll to a thickness of about ¼ inches.
  • With the help of scissors, cut the candy into one and a half x half-inch rectangles.
  • Voila! You have yourself some delicious and mouth-watering Mary Jane Peanut Butter Kisses.

NOTE: You must own a candy thermometer to make these, otherwise, it can get tricky. You can make macarons with the leftover beaten egg whites and store them in the freezer until you use them.

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    Nutritional Benefits of The Recipe

    Peanut Butter Kisses are a concoction of several ingredients combined to make a sweet and rustic little treat. But, first, let’s talk about the health benefits that the star ingredient and Peanut Butter provide us.

    Peanut Butter does have fats in it, but the good one and is Oleic acid. Oleic acid helps to maintain, Cholesterol levels, Blood sugar levels, and Blood pressure.

    There are 30 calories in one Peanut Butter kisses taffy. Following are the nutrition facts about Mary Jane Peanut Butter Kisses Recipe;

    • Fat – 2.5 grams
    • Carbohydrates – 34 grams
    • Protein – 1 gram

    How to Store Mary Jane Peanut Butter Kisses Recipe?

    The best way to store these Peanut Butter Kisses is to put them in an air-tight container or a jar and keep them in the fridge. Just warm them up for 30 seconds to soften them a little, when you want to eat them.

    Delicious Recommendations

    1. Try these sweet treats; Almond toast, Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl CheesecakeThe Greek Almond Cookies,  Almond Pie, The Vegan Coconut Icecream and The Tofu Berry Smoothie.
    2. Vegan is the norm these days; you might want to try; The Vegan Pizza, The scrumptious Vegan Avocado Pasta, Tofu Scramble, Tofu Burger.

    Try out the recipe and let us know how it turned out for you in the comments below. Toodles!