Mary Janes Candy Recipe (Stark Copycat)

Mary Janes Candy Recipe (Stark Copycat)

How To Make Mary Janes Candy (Stark Copycat)

This Stark-inspired Mary Janes candy will surely spark joy with its right amount of sweetness. It’s made with peanut butter, corn syrup, and molasses.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total: 1 hour 10 minutes



  • 1cupgranulated sugar
  • 1cuplight corn syrup
  • cupwater
  • 3tbspmolasses
  • 1egg white
  • ½cuppeanut butter
  • ¼cuppowdered sugar
  • cornstarch,for dusting


  1. Combine the sugar, corn syrup, and water in a saucepan over medium heat.

  2. Heat, stirring, until the sugar begins to boil, then continue to cook, using a candy thermometer to monitor the temperature.

  3. When the sugar reaches 240 degrees F, or the soft ball stage, beat the egg white in a microwave-safe bowl until it is stiff and form peaks. Divide the beaten egg white, and throw out ½.

  4. When the sugar reaches 265 degrees F, or the hard-ball stage, stir in the molasses, then pour the mixture in thin streams into the egg white while beating with an electric mixer on low speed.

  5. Beat for 3 to 4 minutes then pour ½ of the mixture into 9×9-inch greased pan and let it firm up in the refrigerator for 5 to 10 minutes.

  6. Combine the peanut butter and powdered sugar.

  7. When the candy is firm spread a thin layer of peanut butter mixture on top.

  8. Microwave the remaining candy mixture for 1 minute on High, or until it becomes soft again.

  9. Pour the softened candy over the peanut butter layer.

  10. When the candy is cool but still pliable, about 20 minutes later, turn it out onto a surface dusted lightly with cornstarch. Use a cornstarch-dusted rolling pin to roll the candy to about ¼-inch thick.

  11. Use kitchen scissors or a sharp knife to cut the candy into 1½x½-inch rectangles.


  • Calories: 94.14kcal
  • Fat: 2.23g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.44g
  • Trans Fat: 0.00g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1.12g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.54g
  • Carbohydrates: 18.93g
  • Fiber: 0.22g
  • Sugar: 18.39g
  • Protein: 1.05g
  • Sodium: 10.21mg
  • Calcium: 8.12mg
  • Potassium: 56.53mg
  • Iron: 0.18mg
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