Peanut butter is one of my favorite snack foods, so I was thrilled to find a hundred-year-old recipe for Peanut Butter Straws.
This irresistible snack contains peanut butter sandwiched between pieces of flaky pastry. The Peanut Butter Straws have the essence of peanut butter sandwich crackers – though the shape is different, and they are less crispy.
Here’s the original recipe:
When I updated the recipe for modern cooks, I changed the recipe name from Peanut Straws to Peanut Butter Straws because it more precisely describes this snack. Here’s the updated recipe:
Peanut Butter Straws
1 cup flour
1/3 cup shortening
2 to 3 tablespoons cold water
1/3 cup peanut butter
Preheat oven to 425° F. Put flour into bowl. Cut in shortening using two knives or a pastry blender. Add water and mix using a fork until dough starts to cling together. If needed, add additional water. (Or make pastry dough using a food processor). Roll into a 1/8-thick rectangle on lightly floured surface.
Spread peanut butter on one-half the rolled dough. Just “slap” the peanut butter on the dough. Do not worry if there are places here and there that have no peanut butter. The layers of the straws stick together better if there are places with no peanut butter.
Moisten the edges of the dough with water, then fold the other half of the pastry dough over on top of the dough that had been spread with the peanut butter. Roll lightly, and then prick here and there with a fork to prevent puffing up.
Cut into strips 1/2 inch wide by 4 inches long. Place on a greased cookie sheet, then brush with milk. Put into oven and bake until straws are light brown (about 10 minutes). Remove from oven and sprinkle with paprika.
37 thoughts on “Hundred-year-old Peanut Butter Straws Recipe”
This looks wonderful. In an emergency, it’s always possible to just stick a spoon into the peanut butter jar and have at it, but this certainly is more elegant, and no doubt delicious as well!
The spoon in the jar of peanut butter works for me. It’s an ultimate snack food. 🙂
Clever recipe. I love peanut butter.
I is a clever recipe. I never would have thought of making this if I hadn’t seen the old recipe.
Great snack idea. I love peanut butter anyway including on an apple, banana. I believe everyone from 5-100 would be able to enjoy this.
My mother used to put peanut butter on bananas. I’d totally forgotten about that until I read your comment.
Yum. I’ll have to try this.
The Peanut Butter Straws are tasty.
I am still trying to figure out how I can move next door to you!
🙂 I’d have fun sharing the recipes I make.
I’d have fun helping you taste, I mean test, them ;)!
Special find. Wish I would be able to recreate it here at home…Thank YOU
It is a tasty snack. 🙂
Never had peanut butter this way. It sounds really good!
It was a fun recipe to make.
I wasn’t expecting paprika here, I thought it would be a savory dish…??
The paprika surprised me too; and I seriously considered not using it – but, in the end I sprinkled it on the Peanut Butter Straws, and it worked well, and was very tasty.
yum, those look delicate and delicious and sweet to have with coffee
The Peanut Butter Straws are not particularly sweet. There is no added sugar. (The only sugar in this recipe would be whatever sugar was in the peanut butter) That said, I think the straws would be delicious with coffee.
For those who can not consume peanuts, substituting sunflower butter would be a tasty alternative. I’ve had something very similar with cashew butter, which was yummy.
mmm. . . your suggestions would make a yummy stack.
These would be great to have on the counter for when hungry boys come to see me! I think I’ll try rice flour with this recipe as one of the grandson’s are gluten intolerant. It is nice when he can eat what everyone is eating.
I think that this recipe would work fine using rice flour, if you can make a pastry dough with rice flour.
A perfect snack! Love it! 🙂
I think that you’d like it.
This sounds addictive.
They didn’t last very long around my house. 🙂
These sound very tasty and easy to make! It is amazing how versatile paprika is to a recipe!
The paprika was a nice addition to this recipe, and I thought that it added to the flavor. That said, I think that the Peanut Butter Straws would also be good without it.
One word: YUM!
They are tasty. 🙂
Those sound very good! But I have to admit, I wouldn’t have thought of putting paprika on it. Did you like the way it tasted on the peanut butter straws?
I was surprised that I liked the paprika on this – but yes, I liked the way it tasted. It added just a hint of additional flavor, and it worked for me.
Looks like a super easy and delicious recipe. A hundred years old and still a super snack.
I continue to be amazed how many hundred-year-old recipes seem refreshingly modern. .
These look tasty. Hard to believe this recipe is 100 years old–seems so hip. Now if you said drinking straws were invented 100 years ago, that might be more believable!
Peanut butter is definitely a favorite snack for me to I’ll sure be trying this recipe sounds easy!