Miss Elsie’s No-Bake Candy!

by Sandy Pollock

Small towns and small town churches are great places to grow up. I was raised in Hargill, Texas and attended the Hargill First Baptist Church every Sunday (whether I wanted to or not).

My mom played the piano, my sister led the singing, and the elegant and amazing Miss Elsie taught my Sunday school class. I was about 5 years old and Miss Elsie was simply magic to me. She was kind and gentle and the bearer of stickers and happiness. I miss and think of her often.

Miss Elsie was an AMAZING cook and I could spend many days on this blog recreating some of her dishes (her chocolate pie and cabbage rolls are the stuff of legends), but today, I’m sharing her no-bake candy that she made for us kids.  It’s a sugar-on-sugar extravaganza with an accent of peanut butter — super sweet and super awesome! We all LOVED it. Not sure where the original recipe came from, but here is how my beloved Miss Elsie made it.



4 1/2 cups of powdered sugar

1 1/2 cups powdered milk

1 cup light corn syrup

1 cup peanut butter

IMG_7329Combine everything in one bowl


IMG_7344Roll into bite size balls

Miss Elsie’s No-cook candy

4 1/2 cups of powdered sugar

1 1/2 cups powdered milk

1 cup light corn syrup

1 cup peanut butter

Mix all the ingredients. Roll into small balls and place on wax paper to harden. Eat them with your face.

4 Comments to “Miss Elsie’s No-Bake Candy!”

  1. Sandy, Miss Elsie was also my Sunday School teacher at FBC in Hargill when I was a small child – many years ago. I miss her, too, and miss her Christmas cards and notes she wrote in them. And, yes, her cabbage rolls were awesome!

    • Hi Norma! Mrs. Satterlee was an amazing lady too! She was my lunch lady at Hargill Elementary and was another one of kindest people I’ve ever known. Hargill was indeed a special place filled with special people.

  2. “Miss Elsie” was my Aunt Elsie, my father’s sister. This Peanut Butter Candy is a treasured family recipe, one we make several times a year, and when we do, it brings back warm memories of love, family and togetherness. Aunt Elsie was indeed a very special lady, and I too miss her so very much!

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