Penuche Recipe

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Jane Whittaker

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@janenov46

I will never forget, when we were kids, the year my sister made this and tinted it blue to make it festive and everyone that looked at it said "EEEEWWWW!"


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Serves:

20

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

1 Hr

Ingredients

2 c
brown sugar, packed
2 c
granulated sugar
1 c
milk
1 Tbsp
light corn syrup
1/4 tsp
salt
1/2 c
creamy peanut butter
2 tsp
vanilla

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Butter the bottom and sides of an 8x8 pan.
2
In a large heavy saucepan, cook the sugars, milk, corn syrup, and salt until sugars dissolve and mixture boils. Continue boiling, stirring constantly until mixture reaches 236 degrees on a candy thermometer (soft ball stage).
3
Remove from heat plop in the peanut butter, but do not stir in.Cool without moving pan til mixture reaches 115 degrees, this could take as long as an hour.
4
Add vanilla, and beat until mixture thickens and turns lighter in color, should just take a few minutes.
5
While mixture still flows, and hasn't lost it's gloss, pour into the prepared pan.
6
Allow to cool completely, then loosen edges with a sharp knife, turn out on a cutting board and cut into 1 inch squares.
7
Makes about 2 pounds of candy.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Candies