Food of the Eighties, PB Maxx
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It was a Chunky sized candy, with a square cookie base and a huge amount of peanut butter on top covered in milk chocolate. I remember eating these in the late 80s, they were the best!
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April Ramos - June 22, 2007 - Report this comment
I enjoy eating PB Max in the late 80's and early 90's, but why did they stop making them? Please bring them back to the 21st century because I missed eating them.
heather - July 03, 2007 - Report this comment
those were the best ever. nobody i know ever remembers them, thanks so much
Kelly - July 04, 2007 - Report this comment
PB Maxx candies were great.
sascha - July 05, 2007 - Report this comment
i know what you are talking about!!!! those were fantastic!!!! nothing else is like them.... bring them back!!!! for real!!!!
gina - July 19, 2007 - Report this comment
I will pay to have these snacks again, does anyone know how to make them?
Heather from MI - August 29, 2007 - Report this comment
I remember those! You just jogged my memory! They were so good!
Jason - September 10, 2007 - Report this comment
MAN these were good! Why did these get discontinued? They were delicious and the advertising was good (the commercials were hilarious). They really need to make a comeback!
Jen - September 15, 2007 - Report this comment
I LOVE THESE. I'm SO glad there are people who remember!!
AlwayzLovin'PBMaxx - October 17, 2007 - Report this comment
THose were the BESt in THE WEST chocolate snacks. I especially loved one eating one after school, watching "Head of The Class" episodes. MUST BRING THIS SNACK BACK!!!!
Jamie - October 22, 2007 - Report this comment
Now if they would brin PB maxx and Bar Nones back I would be a very happy person
Holly - October 26, 2007 - Report this comment
When I was like 5 years old I used to get a PB Maxx every time I behaved at the grocery was the BEST way to bribe a child! I miss them waaaaaay too much!
lynn - October 30, 2007 - Report this comment
I remember these!! They were so good!
Coco - November 04, 2007 - Report this comment
Someone help me! I've been searching for a candy bar from my youth. It's like PB Maxx, but came out earlier - early 80s or late 70s. It had a cookie base, but had peanut butter and JAM and was covered in chocolate. The TV commercial had a space lady who came down to earth to extol the virtues of this candy. Does anyone remember this??
Jules - November 19, 2007 - Report this comment
These are not made anymore but I loved them soooo much!!!
Brian Reich (BM) - December 04, 2007 - Report this comment
I loved PB Maxx more than life itself. If I ever see another one I may just try to make love to it. I would sell my soul and disown my parents for just one more bite. Where did you go my sweet PB Maxx, How I miss you so?
Debbie - December 11, 2007 - Report this comment
If I could get the PB MAx, a Whatchamacallit PRE-CARMEL days, ORGINAL PB twix (orange & YELLOW PACKAGE) Mint ROYALS, and BAR NONE, I would just be in heaven...My sister & I LOVED all of those, If anyone can tell me IF & WHERE I could find ANY, Please say so on here.....sigh
FelixB. - December 18, 2007 - Report this comment
To those who haven't tried they're missing out. These were the best peanut butter candies during the time. They definitely need to revive this rich candy for all to try.
Ben - December 26, 2007 - Report this comment
Does anyone have a link to a picture of the candy, I CANT FIND ONE ANYWHERE!
N - January 03, 2008 - Report this comment
The commericals were hilarious where they'd ask what PB Maxx stood for and they'd say something like "Pretty Beautiful" and stuff.
Hannah - January 04, 2008 - Report this comment
My dad loved them and then he got m hooked on them also.
geoff griffin - January 05, 2008 - Report this comment
yes, early 90s...the greatest candy bar ever! i always looked for that when stopped for a fill-up. a big advertising campaign put them on the market quickly, but they disappeared in no time.
cHRISTINE - January 27, 2008 - Report this comment
MATT - February 12, 2008 - Report this comment
ROSA MOON - February 28, 2008 - Report this comment
Ash - March 01, 2008 - Report this comment
There is a PB Maxx commercial on youtube, check it out!
Sweet Valley High - March 03, 2008 - Report this comment
These were the best!
erin - March 12, 2008 - Report this comment
omg!!!!!!!!! would someone PLEASE bring them back!!! you know i actually found a peanut butter mix in some random grocery store in texas,called PB MAXX w/ the PB MAXX logo,,,it wasnt like the real thing =(
Tyler - March 17, 2008 - Report this comment
We all need to get together and e-mail the Mars candy company and tell them to bring the PB Maxx back. I have already e-mailed them. Bring it back!!!
Grizzly - March 17, 2008 - Report this comment
They tried to make them less expenive by making them 2 smaller with less peanut butter. They said "bigger value" but the total weight was less. They didn't taste the same amd saled flundered. I remember writing at the time and they siad "market research" indicated that the smaller bars were preferable to consumers. I did see the name on this flavored peanut butter Bought that and it was awful.
Ted - April 17, 2008 - Report this comment
Greatest stoner snack of all time; I remember polishing off an entire wholesale club box in a single night (with the help of two friends). Stoning is long behind me but I would love to see them again.
MeComputerGirl - May 06, 2008 - Report this comment
PB Maxx was the best. Who wants to bet the reason the candy was discontinued is that Reese's sued them for copyright infringement?
PBForMe - May 19, 2008 - Report this comment
I LOVED PB Maxx! My mom used to purchase the bulk packs from what was then the Price Club (Costco now), so we always had a full supply. I used to eat it for lunch every day back in junior high school. I can still taste it to this day. If there's one item I wish was still around, it's that!
Christie - May 24, 2008 - Report this comment
These were the best candy bars ever!!!
Sonja - August 09, 2008 - Report this comment
Does anyone know what company made the PB Maxx?
Eddie - August 20, 2008 - Report this comment
PB doesnt stand for pinguin blackbelt, lol commercials were so funny, sorry about spelling. lol
Ashley - August 27, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember eating PB MAXX's 18 or 20 years ago! They were the best!!! One memory that sticks out in my mind is when I was in 6th or 7th grade and I had one i my lunch. Someone stole it and that was the last one I ever saw. Still upsets me all these years later!!!
MrTroy - August 27, 2008 - Report this comment
This makes my mouth water... I WANT ONE!
ADarling - September 30, 2008 - Report this comment
We just talked about this in a marketing class. The professor was a consultant on the project. They phased them out about 8 years ago due to the increased heat of the other PB products (Reese's owns the category), and the failure of the product to become a "cash register" brand -- i.e., obtain a prime store spot. This product was the only one on the market to use "real PB," which I assume meant not as heavily sugared and not chemically flavored.
LEM - October 10, 2008 - Report this comment
If I remember correctly, M&M Mars made PBMax. I spent a few of my childhood years in Hackettstown, NJ where M&M Mars has a facility. I think they put something in the water to make me love their candies so much!!
billyuk - November 27, 2008 - Report this comment
im from england and i was just looking for info on pb max as i had a few when i visited florida when i was 11 in 1991.i am gutted to hear they are no longer made but am glad i was able to try one-they were the nicest munch iv ever had
Dawn - November 30, 2008 - Report this comment
I too have wondered what happened to my favorite childhood snack! I would ride my bike down to the shoppette almost daily to pick one up. I love them and i do with they would bring them back!
Jeremy - December 03, 2008 - Report this comment
this single candy paved the way to my teenage years, the most unbelievable thing. i would have a PB MAXX and a Crystal Pepsi, and life was good. it was like the world stopped turning....
John - December 16, 2008 - Report this comment
I got through college eating a PB Maxx and a 16oz Dr. Pepper for brunch every morning. They were the best. I told my wife about them and she had never heard of it. How sad. She sent an email to M&M/Mars asking them to publish the recipe or send it to her so the world could once again know the sweet joy of this cult favorite. I'll let you know if we hear back...
Lisa - January 05, 2009 - Report this comment
PB Max were the best. Never has any candy bar come close to the amount peanut butter that a PB Max had.
bvllets - January 10, 2009 - Report this comment
These were like a handjob so good you could taste it.
Anne - January 15, 2009 - Report this comment
Omigod! I remember this candy and loved it so much. Oh how I love the 80's!
kurt - February 03, 2009 - Report this comment
It's pretty sad they don't make these. I've got warm memories of these associated with times spent with my father.
Cindy - March 02, 2009 - Report this comment
I live not to far from where these were made. They were out of this world. Nice thick peanut butter, cover with chocolate.I do not know why they stopped making them. I have a wrist watch with the logo on the face.
Ed - March 04, 2009 - Report this comment
Glad to see I'm not the only one... remember my first one was free (they were giving them away at AMC when they first came out). I miss those things... best peanut butter candy bar ever.
Paul - March 11, 2009 - Report this comment
Ashley, Sorry to hear about your loss. I'd consider everyone on this discussion board a suspect!
Joni - March 17, 2009 - Report this comment
My ex-boyfriend used to make a special trip to the 7-11 just to get us a couple of these. We loved them..
Jaime - March 26, 2009 - Report this comment
I have been longing after these for years hoping they would one day make a come back but I fear if they did they wouldn't be the same and that would be sa-ad. Nobody has mentioned the weird little rabbit pellet-like cookie bits that were on some layer of the bar; maybe throughout.(?) I can't remember. It's weird how some things like PB Maxx are so beloved by so many people and yet, I don't know ANYONE who has heard of this candy bar. Some relics are just like that. Long live the Maxx.
Jaime - March 27, 2009 - Report this comment
Two more things: Why are we all spelling PB Max with 2 X's when it only has one? Also, it actually launched in '90 not the 80's so... But who cares I just wish I could eat one right now; one X, 2 X's, 3, 4, whatevs.
Karen - March 28, 2009 - Report this comment
According to Wikipedia, PB Max (only 1 X) was discontinued "due to the Mar's family's hatred of peanut butter." Too bad, they could probably make lots of dough off this candy!!
Jaime - March 28, 2009 - Report this comment
And strangely I am eating peanut butter M&M's right now. Something's fishy with Mars.
Rosebee - March 31, 2009 - Report this comment
MrTroy - April 01, 2009 - Report this comment
Good, maybe they could test on YOU that way if it makes you sick it wont make other HUMANS sick. Rats health = greater importance than human health... right.
Ether667 - April 10, 2009 - Report this comment
Finally! I now remember what it was called! This was literally the best combination peanut butter and chocolate bar. The closest thing to it today is Take 5 bar, minus the pretzel. That's not my opinion, that's fact!
Lydia at Work - May 20, 2009 - Report this comment
I want a PB Max - whaaaa They were soooooo good. That is the only candy bar I really enjoyed.
sean - May 25, 2009 - Report this comment
actually, peanut butter twix kinda tastes like it... just less pnut butter. let's start a petition to get it back, or boycott mars....
James - May 30, 2009 - Report this comment
Yeah, bring it back! With extra mercury in the high-fructose corn syrup, and extra pesticide in the genetically engineered sugar beets filling up the peanut butter and chocolate-like substances. SOOOOoooooooooo Addictive! BAHHahahaha
Nikki R - June 09, 2009 - Report this comment
I wish they would bring back the PB MAXX!! One of the best candy bars ever and I miss it.
Cary - August 11, 2009 - Report this comment
PB Maxx was one of my favorite candy bars. As usual, when you really like something they stop making it. The only thing that might be close is the Girl Scout Tagalong cookies. Even those are limited to buy during the year.
Amy - August 28, 2009 - Report this comment
I have been looking for these for ages! Like many of the other posts here, none of my friends seem to remeber this AMAZING Candy bar!!! I really wish they would come back! I miss PB MAXX.
DrRae2B - October 05, 2009 - Report this comment
Ooooohhhhhh god these were sooo good!... The sheer volume of peanut butter in this was just off the charts delicious... Yeah, now that I think of it, Tagalongs do taste like it, but it desperately lacks that giant blob of peanut butter in the middle. Man, what a shame...
mica - October 08, 2009 - Report this comment
how can I still have cravings from 20 years ago anyone got a recipe?
neallie - October 17, 2009 - Report this comment
a friend of ours accidentally made PB Max recently. She was going to make Peanutbutter balls and she mixed Rice Crispies in the peanut butter along with confectioners sugar and then dipped them in melted chocolate and let them cool on wax paper. When I tasted these, I screamed out "P B Max!!!" This may not be exactly how they used to make 'em, but it was pretty darn close cause after one bite it took me back to the days of my favorite candy bar of all time---PBMAX
Philip - November 28, 2009 - Report this comment
Yea, this was one of the best candy bars i ever ate back then. When it comes to peanut-butter and chocolate together.......drools!!!!!! Now i eat Reeses Peanut-butter cups, but there nothing compared to PBMax.Doesn't anyone know the recipe?
Jen - January 15, 2010 - Report this comment
We should start a petition to bring back PB Maxx in 2010! Used to LOVE these things.
Shannon - January 18, 2010 - Report this comment
PB Max was the best candy bar ever made...I loved them and have searced the Internet for a place to buy them or a recipe to make them. You can contact the Mars company and request that it be brought back.... who knows... maybe they will see the light or the $$$$$$ signs. (I feel sorry for those that never ate one. At least I have my memories.)
D Saurer - January 25, 2010 - Report this comment
Oh I devour these suckers. One of the best candy bars I ever tasted in my life. I was honored to at least lived in the era to enjoy these. I really could go for one now.
NUTZ_FOR_PBMAX - January 28, 2010 - Report this comment
I just looked on facebook and there is a group on there! I joined!
Dan - February 08, 2010 - Report this comment
Bring back the PB MAXX!!
Goodtimes - February 19, 2010 - Report this comment
PB Max...takes me back. Boy those where some good times.
brandy - February 26, 2010 - Report this comment
bring back pb max it was the best
snoopy fan - March 04, 2010 - Report this comment
Konrad K - March 13, 2010 - Report this comment
This candy was one of the best i ever eaten. I am surprised i have found this page and so many other people who enjoyed pb maxx. I want pb maxx back!!!!!!!!!
Tracy M. - April 21, 2010 - Report this comment
I loved them too, they also had the mini cap'n crunch balls inside. I wish they'd bring them back. I also agree w/Snoopy fan-there is nothing like them anywhere!! I'd like to find out what company made these.
Tracy M. - April 21, 2010 - Report this comment
Ok, here's the scoop from Wiki-Mars, Inc is the company. They came out in 1990; was discontinued mid-1990's due to the Mars company & their hatred of peanut butter. I think I'm not going to buy Mars products anymore, whether they liked peanut butter or not shouldn't have had any bearing on keeping them in production. Ridiculous!!!! Yup, think I will stop buying Mars products-darn it anyway!!!!!!
Jake W. - July 30, 2010 - Report this comment
I remember driving to the local grocery store, and we would by a whole box of these, and me and my pops would sit in the car and listen to the red sox game when i was little.
Amanda - August 09, 2010 - Report this comment
I L-O-V-E-D PB Max bars. I desperately wish they were still around!
fat guy need candy - September 23, 2010 - Report this comment
I miss the LARGE size with the 4 little mini cookies in it. I would pay double to get these back in stores? any idea if these are overseas?
bIGSUGE - October 17, 2010 - Report this comment
Man these things had tons of peanut butter in them, it was like eating a bigger, creamier reese's cup
BREWED4ME - January 22, 2011 - Report this comment
It was the best candy bar ever made. Bring it back.
jrod - February 11, 2011 - Report this comment
Oh man I miss these. I went to youtube and found a commercial for them. Brings back a lot of memories
zandhmom - February 13, 2011 - Report this comment
PB Max were my favorite candy bar ever! I keep hoping someone will pull their head out, and bring them back. Pleeeeease! Yum, Yum, yummy!
Amanda - April 05, 2011 - Report this comment
I LOVED LOVED LOVEd the PB Max candy bar! I would be in heaven if they decided to make them again. YUM!
Adam - June 11, 2011 - Report this comment
Didn't these used to be called PB CRISP?
Paul - October 03, 2011 - Report this comment
PB Max was, by far, the best candy bar ever produced. It was like biting into a giant glop of REAL peanut butter (not that overly sweet gritty crap Reese's puts out). I'd give up my car if it meant having another PB Max!
Mitch - October 29, 2011 - Report this comment
These were HANDS DOWN the best candy bar ever produced if you loved peanut butter. Paul above is absolutely correct, the amount of PB inside was insane. BRING THEM BACK!!!!
Robert - February 14, 2012 - Report this comment
Every time I go to the store I looked for a PB Max. Just found out they were truly discontinued because the owners didn't like peanut butter. They were my favorite. I miss them so much!!
Brad - February 15, 2012 - Report this comment
It seems as I go into the store everytime I hope to see the PB MAXX again I miss them so much I wish they would make a comeback bc I know along with others they would b bringing back the best dessert ever!!!! They were the BEST EVER!!
Linda - March 12, 2012 - Report this comment
The chocolate and peanut butter girl scout cookies are very similar. Don't think the is anything else that is as close to a pb Marx.
de dawson - June 08, 2012 - Report this comment
i love this candy bar it was the best candy bar ever i wish they would bring it back so my kids can try .
Ryan - June 20, 2012 - Report this comment
I remember PB Max. I'm actually going to try to recreate them one day.
KELLY - January 29, 2013 - Report this comment
Ryan - February 21, 2013 - Report this comment
Thanks for posting the link to my video, Kelly.
Christi - February 24, 2013 - Report this comment
These were awesome refrigerated too!
Andrea - March 15, 2013 - Report this comment
Man, PB Max! I loved these so, so much. This really got me started on the chocolate/peanut butter combination that I still love to this day. PB Twix was somewhat comparable but now they've screwed those up! I can't believe PB Max were discontinued because they totally rocked!!
Jeremy - September 13, 2013 - Report this comment
Favorite candy bar in the 80's, PB Maxx was freakin' awesome! Why do certain awesome foods go away? is it that they did poorly in sales, because I recall many foods that were very good and cannot be found anymore!
Charlie - March 03, 2014 - Report this comment
They actually didn't come out until 1990
Ryan - May 27, 2014 - Report this comment
But the original commercial says 1989. Anyways, here's an updated recipe of my homemade pb max. You can also search homemade pb max on youtube or google if you want to see how to make it… Homemade PB Max Recipe Things you'll need: Crunchy whole grain cookie recipe (see below) Creamy Peanut Butter *6 bars Dove milk chocolate (For coating) *Note: Dove milk chocolate is made by Mars (The same company that use to make PB Max). If you can't find dove milk chocolate, you can use milk chocolate chips. 1 non-stick square muffin pan Wax Paper or parchment paper 1 cookie sheet Peanut butter filling: 2 cups of peanut butter (creamy) 2 teaspoons powdered sugar Crunchy Whole Grain Cookie Recipe: 2/3 cup butter or margarine, softened 2/3 cup shortening 1 cup granulated sugar 2 eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 3 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 cups oats 1 teaspoon baking soda Directions: Combine powdered sugar into peanut butter in bowl and stir until powdered sugar is no longer visible. Freeze or refrigerate for about 30 mins. (It's easier to work with.) In a large mixing bowl, cream butter, shortening and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine white wheat flour, salt, oats, and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture. Place each cookie dough into a non-stick square muffin pan. Mold each cookie by pressing them inside each square in the square muffin pan with your thumb. Using a fork, poke the cookie dough so that it won't puff up when you bake them. Set aside. Using a cookie sheet, roll the raw dough with your fingers or crumble the raw cookie dough until it covers most of the cookie sheet. DO NOT preheat your oven. If you do, it will cook too quickly and burn. Bake both at 375 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. Checking occasionally. Remove both from oven and let them cool. After cooled, remove each cookie out of the square muffin pan. Take the cookie pellets (if they are stuck together), break them apart and put them in a bowl when they're done cooling off. Set aside. Melt the milk chocolate in the microwave for about 2 minutes. And stirring it 30 seconds at a time. Turn cookie upside down, and with a spoon, spread the melted chocolate on the flat and sides of the cookie and place them on bottom side up on a cookie sheet covered with wax or parchment paper. Put them in freezer for about 10-15 minutes or until chocolate has set. After peanut butter mixture is firmed, spread peanut butter on top of each cookie. Take the cookie pellets and place them on top of peanut butter covered cookie until it covers most of the peanut butter. Freeze assembled cookies for about 30 minutes or until it's fully hardened (Easier for dipping). Once hardened, remove the cookies from of the freezer. Take a fork and place the cookie on top of it. Using a spoon, coat the top and sides of the cookie with the melted chocolate. Cover any cookie showing, shaking off any excess back in the bowl. Once the excess chocolate is done dripping, place them onto wax or parchment paper. Refrigerate or freeze for about 30 mins. After all the chocolate has hardened, remove them from wax or parchment paper and place them on a plate and serve. Makes about 24 (if you have enough peanut butter). You will have plenty of cookie dough and crumbs leftover to make more. You can choose to refrigerate them if you want. (My opinion, It's best served with a glass of milk.) Enjoy!
Ken Wiesen - October 30, 2017 - Report this comment
PBMax will be back!!! PBMax Fans, Iconic Candy, LLC is actively working on reviving the PBMax peanutbutter sandwich the way it was. In this regard we need your assistance. Since there are no known samples available to direct us we can only go on the historical documents. There seems to be some confusion about one of the ingredients of PBMax. We know the base was a whole grain (square) cookie. The peanut butter was high quality smooth real peanut butter. The sandwich was enrobed in a quality milk chocolate. The question however is, what was the ingredients of what was on top of the peanut butter before chocolate enrolling. Some say it was cooked oats, others say peanuts and still others say it was peices of the whole grain cookie crumbled. Any information on this or any other points or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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