Mary Jane Candy Recipe

Mary Jane Candy Recipe

We all love desserts, but it is hard to make dessert items that are healthy. This is the main reason why many health-conscious people are turned off by making desserts because it doesn’t seem like “real” food. There are a lot of recipes out there but most are not very easy to make. This not only makes them difficult to make, but they are also very expensive.

Today I am going to share with you a Mary Jane Candy Recipe which is extremely delicious. Mary Jane Candy is a candy brand. If you are looking for some fun candy ideas for your theme, this was made just for you. Whether you’re looking for some candy for Halloween, candy for Christmas, or something to give to friends on Valentine’s Day, there are so many ways to get your hands on some candy today.

During Halloween, you must have little children come up to your door for “trick or treating”. However, candy can be expensive when you buy a large quantity. So, here is a recipe to make delicious little treats of Mary Jane peanut butter taffy. These candies can be enjoyed on any other occasion or just as a regular treat you keep to enjoy something sweet whenever you desire. 

How to make a Mary Jane Candy Recipe

To make these tasty treats, you only need a few basic ingredients. To make the base, you need water, sugar, and syrup. You can find these ingredients in abundance. They can be found at any local grocery store or department store.


  • Granulated Sugar, One Cup
  • Molasses, Three Tablespoons
  • Light Corn Syrup, One Cup
  • Cup of Water, One-Third
  • Peanut Butter, Half a Cup
  • Powdered Sugar, One-Fourth of a Cup
  • Egg White, One
  • Cornstarch for Dusting, One-Fourth of a Cup


Step 1: 

Mix the water, corn syrup, and sugar in a medium saucepan. While simmering, stir constantly until the sugar begins to boil, then continue cooking, checking the temperature with a candy thermometer.

When the sugar reaches 240 degrees or the soft-ball stage, beat the egg white until firm and forms peaks.

It is recommended to discard half of the beaten egg white. (For this recipe, you will need half an egg white, which is easier to divide when beaten to a liquid consistency.)

Step 2: 

Now, all you have to do is stir in the molasses. Once the sugar reaches the hard-ball stage at 265 degrees F, pour the mixture into the egg white in thin streams as you mix with an electric mixer on low speed.

You will have a good chance of mixing the ingredients well if you use a mixer. It will also save you the trouble of mixing them by hand. After beating the mixture for 3 to 4 minutes, place half of it into a buttered 9×9-inch baking dish and chill for 5 to 10 minutes.

Step 3: 

Combine the peanut butter and powdered sugar in a bowl. Spread a thin layer of peanut butter mixture over the hardened candy. Microwave the remaining candy mixture for a minute on high power. It should soften by then. 

Step 4: 

Over the peanut butter layer, pour the softened candy you just microwaved. As soon as the candy is cold but still malleable, turn it out onto a surface sprinkled with cornstarch (preferably the kitchen counter workstation).

It may take around 20 minutes. Roll the candy to a thickness of about 1/8 inch with a cornstarch-dusted rolling pin. Mary Jane peanut butter taffy candies are made by cutting the candy into rectangles of one or half an inch using kitchen scissors or a sharp knife. Eat, store, and enjoy!

Mary Jane Candy Recipe

Type: Snacks

Cuisine: American

Recipe Yield: 30 servings

Calories: 30 calories

Preparation Time: 20M

Cooking Time: 40M

Total Time: 1H

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