This quick, easy, no-bake white chocolate peanut butter candy tastes like the Reese’s version (on crack) and is perfect for holiday parties or teacher gifts.
This White Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy is a Family Favorite
This candy recipe was shared with me years ago by my friend Barb. It is an old, favorite family recipe of hers, and she was so sweet to pass it along to me. Since Barb’s family and mine are “as close as kin,” this candy has been served at her house~and mine~for over a decade. It is always a treat and one of the first things to disappear.
This White Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy Makes Great Gifts
This candy keeps well at room temperature for at least a week. This makes it perfect for gifting teachers, postal carriers, or other helpers/friends during the holidays. I like to put the candy in these white gift boxes (hemp for tying is included). An extra special touch is to enclose the recipe in the box. These Christmas tree recipe cards fit perfectly inside the candy gift boxes.
This Candy Tastes Similar to White Chocolate Reese’s (on Steroids)
This 5-ingredient recipe yields seriously rich chocolate peanut butter flavor that hits every taste bud and texture. You’ll get it all. Sweet, salty, crunchy, fluffy and creamy. I’ve had more than one person comment that this candy tastes like the white chocolate Reese’s but with the added textures of nuts, cereal and marshmallows.
The Best Ingredients for No Bake White Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy
- Cereal: You can choose any crunchy favorite. My preference is Crispix because it adds tons of crunch. Rice Krispies are good but offer less texture.
- White chocolate chips: Ghirardelli is my favorite. Nestles is another good brand. I suggest that you get what is on sale, as this recipe calls for 2 (12-oz) bags plus an additional cup. This means you will buy 3 bags of white chocolate chips.
- Dry roasted peanuts. I love Planters dry roasted peanuts. Virginia peanuts would be good also.
- Peanut Butter. I use smooth “regular” peanut butter (as opposed to natural). Jif and Skippy are personal faves.
- Marshmallows. Any miniature marshmallows should work fine! Brand shouldn’t matter here:-)
How to Make the White Chocolate Peanut Butter Sauce
First, place the peanut butter and white chocolate chips in a microwave proof glass bowl. Start at 1 minute on high. Stop, stir, and then continue in 30 second increments (stirring after each) until the chips are almost melted. Stop when chips are still barely visible. Stir the chips until they melt and the mixture is smooth.
In the video below, you can see how I make this candy from start to finish.
If you make this yummy candy, please let me know how you like it! It will be a sure fire hit wherever you serve it, so be ready to share the recipe with family and friends.
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- 2 cups Rice Krispies (or Crispix)
- 2 cups dry roasted peanuts
- 2 cups miniature marshmallows
- 1 cup peanut butter (I use creamy)
- 2 (12 oz) packages white chocolate chips - plus 1 cup
- Combine rice krispies, peanuts and marshmallows in a large bowl; set aside.
- Place peanut butter and white chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl.
- Microwave on high for 1 minute; stir. Continue at 20 to 30 second intervals, stirring each time, until melted and smooth.
- Pour melted sauce mixture into dry mixture.
- Stir until all dry ingredients are coated well.
- Drop by tablespoonfuls (or larger) onto wax paper.
- Allow 30 minutes to cool/harden before eating.
- Store in an airtight container.
Amount Per Serving Calories 292Total Fat 21gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 13gCholesterol 2mgSodium 184mgCarbohydrates 22gFiber 2gSugar 12gProtein 9g