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pawpaw's peanut patties

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Karla Harkins
Saginaw, TX

This was my daddy's favorite candy. I like these so much better than the ones you buy. I didn't even like peanut patties at all until I made these for Daddy. Now all my grandchildren ask for these to be made at Christmas. I like the ones without as many peanuts, the pink candy is really good!

(1 rating)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 30 Min

Ingredients For pawpaw's peanut patties

  • 3 1/2 c
  • 1 c
    corn syrup, light
  • 2/3 c
  • 1/2 tsp
    red food coloring
  • 3 c
    raw spanish peanuts
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 stick

How To Make pawpaw's peanut patties

  • 1
    Lay out wax paper to lay out candy on. This sets up really fast once it gets to that point. A friend suggested using 2 people to drop out the candy because of that.
  • 2
    In heavy saucepan combine sugar, light corn syrup, water. Heat to boiling. Once all sugar is melted and mixture is boiling add the peanuts and food coloring.
  • 3
    Continue boiling until a long thread drips down from the spoon when held up over the pan. The long thread should be a long spiderweb-looking thread. It should easily get to 6 inches. Remove from heat.
  • 4
    Add vanilla and butter. Beat until mixture starts to thicken and loses some of its gloss. Quickly spooon out candy. I have found that if you don't let the candy get completely cool it is much easier to get them off the paper they are dropped out onto. Store in a covered container.

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