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Peanut Patties

Rated as 3.52 out of 5 Stars

"These are the pink or red peanut patties you find at gas stations, only much, much better!"
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Ingredients

1 h 5 m servings 460 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings (12 patties)

Directions

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  1. In a saucepan over medium-low heat, combine the sugar, corn syrup, evaporated milk, and peanuts. Bring to a slow boil, and stir to blend once heated. Let boil until the mixture reaches a temperature of between 234 and 240 degrees F (112 to 116 degrees C), or until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms a soft ball that flattens when removed from the water and placed on a flat surface. This may take up to 1 hour.
  2. Stir in the butter, vanilla and food coloring once the mixture has reached the proper temperature. Spoon out onto waxed paper or parchment paper to form patties. Cool until set.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 460 calories; 20.5 g fat; 63.8 g carbohydrates; 10.9 g protein; 9 mg cholesterol; 47 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

These taste just like the old-time red patties! My mother is a "professional" at candy-making, so I tried some of her tips...Do not add the peanuts initially -- only the sugar, corn syrup, milk ...

Most helpful critical review

Well, I was the brave one who decided to try this recipe first since I love to try new things. I have to admit that mine didn't turn out. The problem is that the recipe gives a range of what you...

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These taste just like the old-time red patties! My mother is a "professional" at candy-making, so I tried some of her tips...Do not add the peanuts initially -- only the sugar, corn syrup, milk ...

Well, I was the brave one who decided to try this recipe first since I love to try new things. I have to admit that mine didn't turn out. The problem is that the recipe gives a range of what you...

These were amazing BETTER than the store bought!!I did make a couple of changes from the original recipe.I boiled mixture till it reached 250-and I waited to add peanuts with the butter,vanilla ...

These are EXACTLY like the gas station peanut patties! I did make one modification and that was to cook them up to 250 degrees F. and they set up PERFECTLY!!!

Thanks for posting this recipe. I have been making these for almost 20 years. I use half and half instead of evaporated milk. I will try the evaporated milk to see if I like it better. Also, ins...

The taste of this receipe is great, Just wish they would have set better. I cooked them until 240 deg and they were more like peanut taffy.

the most important bit of information was left out...After you stir in the butter, vanilla & food coloring you need to beat by hand until it gets thick. My first batch I did exactly as recipe sa...

I amde these and the taste was very good. They did not become rounds as I was expecting but stayed rather flat and I did cook all the way to 240. Also tehy stuck to the paper and wouldn't come o...

followed this recipe to the letter, they turned out runny wasted alot of sugar on nothing that i will ever try again