Peanut Patties!!

by Madalena
(Pueblo, CO, USA)

Peanut Patties!!

Peanut Patties!!

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!

Hi Madalena!

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!

Enjoy :)

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Mar 21, 2022
Loved it
by: Laurie

I just made these for the first
Time. And cast iron. Works wonders. Not as much cooking time amd I will be trying the full sheet method

Jan 02, 2013
by: Donnonymous

I am going to try your way I got some from food network and they said good to hard boil didn't work if this works will get back..Thanks

Nov 21, 2011
Searching and searching
by: Perseverance

I have been searching out a recipe for a softer texture peanut brittle than the regular type. I had some years ago and loved it. Is this slightly brittle, soft and fudgy, chewy ...? Also I would like to make this in my microwave. Could that possibly be done and do you think it would work better cooking it at 70% power? I know it has to reach a certain temp to harden so do you think if I tried to reach soft crack stage, it would resemble what I described? Have tried some other recipes and used a candy thermometer to check temp but that doesn't seem to work for me. Doesn't come out to what the temp stage {soft crack} says it will. I'm determined to get the results I want and this recipe sounds pretty close. Thanks for sharing recipe and I will persevere !!

Aug 28, 2011
Cooking Temperatures
by: Jim

I am not a cook, but depending upon your altitude you may have a hard time reaching the required temperatures. It has been a long time since I cooked aything requiring hardball stage, and that was down in South Texas near sea level. Maybe I'm wrong, but just a thought.

Jun 09, 2011
Don't Double Candy Recipes
by: Angie

A lot of candy recipes fail when you try doubling the recipe. There's a scientific reason behind it that I've read but can't explain myself. :)

I don't double candy recipes as a general rule, but it might be worth trying (experimenting) on some if you really want to find out.

I would say that the recipes that call for boiling the mixture to a particular temperature are the most vulnerable.

Next time, try making the recipe as is and be sure the weather isn't damp or humid on the day.

Jun 09, 2011
mine didnt harden
by: Anonymous

i decided to try the recipe because i love peanut patties.i wanted to make a good helping so i doubled the recipe.i cant eat peanuts so i made just the took over 3 hours of cooking to get the mix to the temp you said for it.i put it all in a pan and let it didnt want to harden so i stuck it in the freezer.i took it out to break it up and it was just gooey didnt harden.what did i do wrong.i followed the recipe except for doubleing the amounts.sure be nice to know what i did wrong before i make the next batch.thanks.

Nov 30, 2010
Peanut patties
by: Anonymous

So I'm going to attempt this recipe. It seems fairly easy..looks yummy. The only question I have is, are the peanuts raw, salted, Spanish peanuts...or does it matter? Thanks for the recipe!

Nov 10, 2010
cook time
by: Lena

I do have a candy thermometer and I used it. I did the whole drop in cold water to see if it's done as well but still didn't do the job. I don't know if it was due to altitude or what but I wouldn't set so I had to boil longer.

Nov 06, 2010
Dropped Peanut Patties
by: Anonymous

There are many recipes for these on the Internet and they are not cooked nearly as long as your recipe. A candy thermometer is a good investment and you can cook the syrup mixture until it reaches the temperature specified, then beat it till it begins to thicken, then drop it on wax paper. If it becomes too thick to drop, add a few spoons of hot water.

Oct 06, 2010
Answer to your questions!
by: Lena

Since I can't see previous comments when
I get to this screen I will try to remember. :)
The recipe is softer than brittle yes. It is in deed like the one sold all over. That is why I love it! It's better than the store bought one because it's fresh and soft and oh so yummy!!
The white syrup is white or light corn syrup.
I used raw unsalted peanuts but I suppose you can use whatever you prefer. I watch my salt intake so I went with unsalted and I like the texture of raw peanuts.

Oct 05, 2010
by: Cathy K

What is white syrup? is that like Karo corn syrup? And what kind of peanuts? raw or roasted?

Jun 29, 2010
by: Modesto

I would eat these in Texas while on vacation as a kid, live in Eaglerige in Pueblo, strange to find this from someone in townm.

Dec 23, 2009
Are these crisp like a brittle or soft?
by: Mary

My husband speaks fondly of peanut patties from his childhood, which were a commercial product he describes as being red in color and much softer than a brittle. I'm not much of a candy maker, so before I try this recipe I'm wondering if it will produce something that matches his memories.

Many thanks!

Dec 17, 2009
peanut patties
by: crystal

as a kid we always made them at Christmas time and drop them be the spoonful or put them in a muffin pan so much easier than cutting them.

Dec 14, 2009
Droppin by the spoonful
by: Teresa

I have always just dropped them by the spoonful, I have actually never seen it otherwise until now.

Nov 25, 2009
Red Peanut Patty
by: Linda

If you have several muffin pans you can spray pans with butter flavored cooking spray and have perfect round patty's just don't mke them to thick.

Oct 15, 2009
Peanut Patties with a twist. :)
by: Angie

It seems to me that dropping the peanut patty mixture by spoonfuls would work. I haven't tried it personally, but I don't see why it wouldn't work. Why not give it a try and let us know how they turn out for you?! :)

Oct 15, 2009
I'm sure you could!
by: Lena

I'm sure you could drop by spoon full onto waxed paper. I never thought to do it that way, being that we always did it as I showed (in the cookie sheet pan). Although (depending on thickness) it may take longer to set up, but should be fine!
If you try it let me know how it works! :)

Oct 14, 2009
dropping by spoon
by: Anonymous

I was just wondering if you could drop the patties by spoon on wax paper instead of putting in a pan.

Apr 08, 2009
I'm sure you'll love them!
by: Lena

I'm in Pueblo West as well, but in the process of moving back to NM. This recipe is yummy, you and your family will love them! Although I had to reboil the batch for another hour. The first time it didn't set up right. Let me know how it comes out for you. Enjoy!

Apr 08, 2009
Small world
by: Carol

Hey, Where are you exactly. I just happen to live in Pueblo West. I a m going to try your recipe for red peanut patties. I am from Texas and my mom has been looking for some "good" peanut patties. Wish me luck.

Dec 19, 2008
Thanks for the Peanut Pattie Recipe
by: Angie

Thanks for the recipe. It looks pretty simple and tasty!

Dec 19, 2008
Here's the recipe!
by: Madalena

Hello all! Sorry I forgot the recipe, what was I thinking?! :)

2 1/2c sugar
2/3c white syrup
1c evaporated milk (undiluted)
3 1/2c 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!

Enjoy :)

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