Penuche Recipe

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Jane Whittaker


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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10 Min
1 Hr


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

How to Make penuche


  • 1Butter the bottom and sides of an 8x8 pan.
  • 2In 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).
  • 3Remove 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.
  • 4Add vanilla, and beat until mixture thickens and turns lighter in color, should just take a few minutes.
  • 5While mixture still flows, and hasn't lost it's gloss, pour into the prepared pan.
  • 6Allow to cool completely, then loosen edges with a sharp knife, turn out on a cutting board and cut into 1 inch squares.
  • 7Makes about 2 pounds of candy.

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About penuche

Course/Dish: Candies

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