Recipe Rating:
 4 Ratings
Serves: many
Cook Time:
Cooking Method: Stove Top


2 1/2 c sugar
2/3 c light karo
1 c milk
2 1/2 c raw peanuts (16 oz. bag)
4 Tbsp butter or margarine
1 c powdered sugar
4 OR 5 drops red food coloring

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Vivian Queen-Chase Recipe
Well Seasoned
Benton, AR (pop. 30,681)
Member Since Sep 2010
Vivian's notes for this recipe:
This is one of my husbands favorite candies. For years we bought them whenever we could find them. One night we happened to mention how much Bobby enjoyed them, but that they were not always available. My friend Linda said she had a recipe that she thought sounded a lot like the one we were talking about. This is her recipe. They are as good, if not better than the ones we bought. Of course my sweet hubby says mine are the best.:) Beware, these are like so many other candy recipes. They don't work in rainy weather. They just will not set up. Otherwise they are very simple. The cooking time is
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Place the first four items in a heavy saucepan. Stir to combine.
Bring to a boil and continue cooking on a low boil, uncovered, for approx one hour until soft ball stage (235-240*), stirring occasionally.
While cooking, prepare a spot on your counter top with waxed paper to drop candy on.
At soft ball stage, remove from heat and add margarine/butter stirring until melted.
Add powdered sugar, sifting if needed, and red coloring. (I use extra for more color)
Stir to combine well. Keep stirring until it just starts to thicken.
Quickly drop by spoonfulls onto waxed paper. The nuts should be flat, not in a pile. If candy starts to get too thick, just place pan back on heat to warm slightly.
Depending on your preference, they can be any size you like. I prefer to eat several that are 2" across. Bobby likes bigger ones. Your choice will always be right.

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user Vivian Queen-Chase MsVivian - Dec 18, 2010
I shared a photo of this recipe. View photo
user Kellie S Luv2mixitup - Dec 18, 2010
these i have to say is one of my favorite candy patties .. they bring back alot of memories... i wonder though if almonds would work in place of the peanuts ?
user Vivian Queen-Chase MsVivian - Dec 18, 2010
Hi Kellie, I never thought about using almonds, but if you do please let me know how they are. I love just about all nuts.
user Paulita S Pauleta - Dec 18, 2010
I'm kinda like Bobby, make mine larger but then I'm kinda like you too, Vivian, I might eat several. Ain't nothing better than a Peanut Patty!

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