Pawpaw's Peanut Patties
How to Make Pawpaw's Peanut Patties
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.