(Pueblo, CO, USA)
My mom got me into this one! She made it (with my sisters and I) for Christmas a few years back. I will never forget that day! We had a blast in the kitchen.
Well this year I decided to try it on my own! So far so good. I'm just waiting for it to set! I can taste it already!
If you like those store bought red peanut patties, you'll love this! It's better just because it's homemade and fresh!!! YUM!
They look so scrumptious. But you didn't give us the recipe, girl! What were you thinking to tempt us with such a delicious idea and not tell us how to make it? :-)
If you've got a minute to share the recipe, please do.
I especially like the fact that you have such wonderful memories of time spent with family associated with making this yummy candy treat.
Good candy is great, but the loving memories are priceless.
Here's the recipe...
Hello all! Sorry I forgot to include the recipe, what was I thinking?! :)
- 2 1/2 cup sugar
- 2/3 cup white syrup
- 1 cup evaporated milk (undiluted)
- 3 1/2 cup peanuts
- 1 tbsp. margarine
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- red food coloring
Combine sugar, syrup, milk and peanuts over low heat. Stir occasionally and cook until soft ball stage (234-238F). Cooking time will be at least an hour and a half.
Remove from heat and add margarine, vanilla and food coloring. Stir until creamy. Spread into buttered pan and cool!