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What is the Best Candy For Peanut Butter Lovers?


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Peanut butter has been a prevalent fixture in most American’s pantries since its invention in the late 1800s. Not too long after, sweet, creamy peanut butter found its way into candy products and quickly became a crowd favorite. In fact, many of the top-selling candy products include peanuts and peanut butter. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are the second-highest selling confectionary product in the world, just behind Snickers bars.

A brief history of peanuts and peanut butter

Many people mistakenly credit the invention of peanut butter to George Washington Carver. However he is still regarded as one of the greatest American inventors of all time. Throughout the course of his research he found over 300 uses for peanuts. These included using peanut oil for things like shampoo, glue and shaving cream – just to name a few.

While Mr. Carver did create a type of peanut paste, the smooth, spreadable peanut butter we know today didn’t come along until 1895. It was then that Dr. John Harvey Kellogg (also of cereal fame) actually filed the first US Patent for peanut butter.

St. Louis business man George A. Bayle also deserves some of the credit here. His concoction more closely resembles what we have on our grocery store’s shelves today. He invented the peanut spread in conjunction with a local physician who was looking for a high-protein substitute for his patients with bad teeth who could no longer chew meat. This was also great for them because it is a good source of dietary fiber and healthy fats.

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At the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis, peanut butter was introduced to the world and the popularity of the creamy nut butter skyrocketed. But it’s not just because of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Today you can find natural creamy peanut butter in all sorts of iterations, from jars and squeeze packs, to ice cream, sodas and of course, our favorite product of them all: candy bars!

Since there are so many different and exciting peanut butter products out there today, we thought we would take the time to showcase just a few of our favorites. While it’s always hard to pick just a few, (because we truly love them all) we think these products are perfect for peanut butter lovers across the board!

The best candy for peanut butter lovers in 2022

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

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Of course we had to start this list off with the world’s first and most-popular peanut butter cup! As we mentioned earlier, the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup is the second-highest-selling candy product in the entire world and those sales numbers don’t lie.

In 1928, a struggling dairyman by the name of Harry B. Reese invented the world’s first peanut butter cup, to great success. Combining the perfect amount of rich milk chocolate and smooth, creamy peanut butter, this candy is truly an American icon.

The undeniable popularity of this flavor combination continues to this day. Now the Reese’s product line includes over 100 different candy bars, cookies, cereals and spreads. So, you will most certainly see the Reese’s name again later on in this list!

Peanut Butter M&Ms

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Many people might consider Peanut Butter M&Ms the greatest of all the varieties of M&Ms. Some people even put these above peanut butter cups as the absolute best peanut butter candy.

We aren’t trying to start an argument, we promise! We don’t blame you, choosing is difficult! It is a hard choice and nearly impossible to pick just one, but some have already drawn their lines in the sand.

What makes the PB M&Ms stand out is the combinations of textures. The sweet and crunchy outer shell, combined with the firm chocolate and ever so soft peanut butter inside. They truly are a delectable treat that almost anyone can enjoy. It is really tempting to try and eat the entire bag!

Snickers Peanut Butter Squared 4 To Go

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Huey Lewis said it in best the 80’s: It’s hip to be square! (I’m well aware that you probably have that song stuck in your head now… You’re welcome!) The Snickers Peanut Butter Squared 4 To Go is 4 squares of chocolatey, nutty heaven. If you’re looking for a snack that really satisfies, this is it!

Keeping true to their brand’s commitment to quality, these Snickers bars use only the finest ingredients. Roasted peanuts swimming in creamy peanut butter, over a bed of nougat, topped-off with caramel and encased in rich milk chocolate – what’s not to love?

Reese’s Pieces

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They’re not just E.T.’s favorite candy pieces, they might just be ours as well! The classic Reese’s Pieces were introduced in 1978 and dramatically gained popularity after being featured in Steven Spielberg’s 1982 film: E.T. The Extra Terrestrial.

These little orange, brown and yellow candy pieces are great for baking, as crunchy addition to ice cream sundaes, or even just by themselves. One thing is for sure, a movie theater experience just wouldn’t be the same without them!

Boyer Jimmie Stix

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When it comes to candy, some flavor combinations simply cannot be beat. If you’re really craving something sweet and salty, look no further than Boyer Jimmie Stix. This candy bar leaves little to be desired with their milk chocolate and peanut butter covered pretzel sticks.

These crunchy candy bars come in packs of two, so they are perfect for sharing with someone you really love. This American made candy bar has a label that looks like a classic retro candy from your childhood, but they were first introduced by Boyer in 2017.

Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate - Milk Peanut Butter Banana Bar

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From a company that’s so good at making chocolate, it’s in their name three times, they sure do know how to make a great-tasting peanut butter! Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate’s No. 8 Milk Peanut Butter Banana craft chocolate bar is as gourmet as it gets! All of their chocolate bars are made from scratch, using only the finest, clean ingredients including fair trade certified cocoa.

This bar combines a natural peanut butter truffle center with their signature 34% milk chocolate and then it is covered with crunchy banana chips. Talk about yum! This candy bar might have you feeling like you’re royalty, so be prepared.

Reese’s Fast Break Candy Bar

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No one does peanut butter quite like Reese’s. Their Fast Break Candy Bar is no exception either! Combining their signature creamy peanut butter with soft and fluffy nougat, which is then encased in milk chocolate, this bar always hits the spot!

These have been a popular favorite ever since they were first introduced by the Hershey Company in 2002.

Asher Fudge Tiger Butter

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We promise you, this is perhaps the most amazing peanut butter fudge ever created! Crafted with magical simplicity, this rich, thick and creamy peanut butter is made even better with dark chocolate swirls that kind of resemble a tiger’s stripes. Don’t worry though, they won’t bite. That ball is in your court!

Asher Tiger Butter Fudge is available in bulk on our website here.

Boyer Butterscotch Smoothie Peanut Butter Cups

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Another great entry into peanut butter bliss by Boyer. The Butterscotch Smoothie Peanut Butter Cups bypass the chocolate and exchange it for a sweet, rich butterscotch coating instead. This makes for an intensely creamy and smooth flavor with a ton of originality!

Reese’s Organic Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup

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Organic food and snack items are much more widely available in today’s shifting marketplace. It used to be that you had to go to a specialty store and buy some unknown brand to get organic candy options that honestly weren’t even that good.

This is no longer the case as the Hershey Company now offers many of their classic favorites with organic ingredients. The Reese’s Organic Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup combines rich organic dark chocolate and organic peanut butter for an experience that’s uniquely Reese’s. Each ingredient is USDA Organic certified, which is not only good for you, but good for the environment as well.

We hope you’ve enjoyed our list of the best candies for peanut butter lovers! With over 7.000 independently selected candy and food items in our warehouse, we strive to offer only the best products to our customers all over the world.

Redstone Foods is happy to help you find what you’re looking for. Give us a call today, or register for an account with us online. We look forward to hearing from you!