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Peanut Patties Recipe


Peanut Patties             

2 c. sugar
1 (5 1/3 oz.) can (2/3 c.) evaporated milk
1/2 c. light corn syrup
1 c. sifted powdered sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 c. dry roasted peanuts

Butter the sides of a heavy 2-quart saucepan. In the saucepan, combine sugar, evaporated milk and light corn syrup. Cook over medium-high heat to boiling, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon to dissolve sugar. This should take about 4 minutes. Carefully clip candy thermometer to side of saucepan.
Cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until thermometer registers 234 degrees, soft ball stage. Mixture should boil at a moderate, steady rate over the entire surface. Reaching soft ball stage should take about 20 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat. Cool, without stirring, to 150 degrees. This should take about 30 minutes. Remove candy thermometer from saucepan. Immediately stir in the powdered sugar and vanilla. Add the dry roasted peanuts. Beat vigorously with the wooden spoon until candy is just beginning to thicken but is still glossy. This should take 1 to 2 minutes. Quickly drop the candy from a teaspoon onto a baking sheet lined with waxed paper. If the candy becomes too stiff
to drop easily from the spoon, stir in a few drops of hot water. Store tightly covered.

Makes about 36 patties.

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