Nancy J. Patrykus Recipe


By Nancy J. Patrykus Finnjin

Recipe Rating:
 4 Ratings
family & guests
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Cooking Method:
Stove Top

Nancy J.'s Story

This is a recipe is a delicious clone, of the Famous Davenport Hotel confection. In Spokane, WA.
This candy is world famous.
I have made this recipe many times, for family and friends. Mainly at Christmas time. It is always received with joy and blessings.
Maybe you will make it your family tradition...?? and maybe someday visit this beautiful hotel.


2 c
creamy peanut butter
1-1/2 c
1-1/2 c
light corn syrup
1/4 c
2 Tbsp
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2 c
peanuts...raw or roasted
1 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp

Directions Step-By-Step

In a double boiler over hot water, place peanut butter to heat while preparing syrup.
In a large saucepan combine sugar,
corn syrup and 1/4 cup of the water.
Cook over high heat to 275 degrees
on a candy thermometer.
Lower heat to medium, add butter,
stirring until melted.
Add peanuts, cook stirrinf for about 5 minutes untilcandy starts turning brown and reaches 300 degress on the therometer.
Remove from heat, stir in baking soda that has been dissolved in a teaspoon of water.
Add vanilla.
Working quickly, fold in the warmed
peanut butter, while stirring gently.
At once, pour candy mixture onto a well greased marble slab or a cookie sheet.
Very quickly...spread as thin as possible!
The secret of the candy is quick cooling.
When cold ...break into serving size pieces.
fotos from Davenport Hotel and a secret chef.
Please visit this site:
.... DavenportHotel/

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Candies, Nuts, Other Snacks
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom

  • Comments

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    Donald Bellinger kitchendabbler63 - Mar 1, 2013
    Nancy, I love a good peanut brittle. I have a good friend who brings me peanut brittle made by an Amish man each Christmas. It is very tasty. My ex-wife and I had a peanut brittle recipe from a candy store in Slippery Rock, PA. It was good too. I look forward to trying this recipe. It is pinched. Don
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    Kelly Williams Wildflours - Mar 1, 2013
    Pinched IMMEDIATELY!!!! Dang that sounds good!! :)
  • user
    Nancy J. Patrykus Finnjin - Mar 1, 2013
    Hi Kelly...
    Trust ma...
    IT TIS!!
    This is the soft kind...
    SO good can eat a pound your self!!
    te he..HUgs, ma...3/1/13
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    Nancy J. Patrykus Finnjin - Mar 1, 2013
    Thanks DON...You won't be dissappointed!
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    Straw's Kitchen GrandsBest - Mar 1, 2013
    Peanut Butter Brittle......sounds almost as good as the Bacon-Brittle I love so well, (I think I sent it to you by email).
    Will have to give this one a try too......just as soon as I get caught up on RECIPES!!!!