Peanut Butter Caramel Sauce

A delicious use for Halloween leftovers

Halloween has come and gone.  By now the chocolate is eaten and you are left with gum and chewy fruit and taffy stuff in the bottom of your kids plastic pumpkins. One of those taffies is likely a classic Halloween candy- the Mary Jane Peanut Butter Kiss.  Wrapped in distinctive orange and black papers, it is a molasses chew with peanut butter in the center.

Let’s be honest.  Most kids aren’t big fans of this candy (most adults aren’t either!) and when Thanksgiving comes around there’s a good chance these will still be hanging around in a drawer or cupboard somewhere.  But wait—don’t throw them away!  With only 15 kisses you can make a creamy peanut butter caramel sauce that is so good you might actually go out and BUY peanut butter kisses just to make more!  Quick– Go and raid your kids stash of candy and surprise them with a caramel sundae or a caramel apple dip!  It’s this easy:


What you need:

  • 15 Mary Jane Peanut Butter Kisses (unwrapped)
  • 15 Kraft Caramels (unwrapped)
  • 1 (14oz) can of sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ c. butter or margarine


How to make the sauce:

  1. Add all of the ingredients to a medium saucepan and melt over medium heat (stirring constantly) until completely melted and smooth.
  2. Pour over ice cream to make a sundae (the caramel stays soft even when cold!) or dip apples or pretzels in the sauce.

The Mary Jane Kisses add the perfect amount of peanut butter flavor to the caramel for a sauce that can be used for lots of things!

Three cheers for the Mary Jane Peanut Butter Kiss!!!!!


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Ruthanne is a scientist with a passion for baking and food photography. Using her kitchen as a lab, she loves experimenting with a variety flavors and ingredients to create unique, fun and ultimately tasty delights! Thus she created EasyBaked, a website where sugar and chocolate overflow in fun and easy recipes. Her Motto: Money can’t buy happiness -- but it can buy marshmallows, and that’s nearly the same thing!

5 Responses to Peanut Butter Caramel Sauce

  1. eliza says:

    Love it

  2. WiteFlamingoes says:

    Not only is this a fun recipe to do “for” kids (of all ages), but with them as well. This is also a great “repurposing” idea for something that would eventually just get thrown out. On top of all that, I love caramel. I’m on my way to the store now. Thanks Ruthanne!

  3. polarbear09 says:

    I needed this before I ate all the kisses to get rid of them. Sounds yummy:)

  4. jcmegan says:

    I also love the kisses, but next year I might try this

  5. Hriday says:

    Your question made me do some recsaerah. We were told to wait until after she was 1yo, but only for a choking hazard reason. My 3yo was 18m when she first had peanut butter (for other health reasons). My 15mo has had peanut butter already, no problems. Her doctor said it was fine.However, I will give you these two sites I found that say they shouldn’t have it until they’re three years old because of a risk of allergy. -The 2nd one actually says that the American Academy of Pediatrics is the one that recommends the older age range.Good luck!