Rating: 4 stars
87 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 56
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 6

Here's the recipe my Mom has make for fifty years or so ...at least longer than my oldest sibling can remember!



Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Generously butter a 12x18 inch cookie sheet. Set aside.

  • Mix sugar, water, and corn syrup in a heavy skillet. Stir well until it comes to a boil. Cover and boil 3 minutes. Continue to boil to hard ball stage (when a little bit dropped into a cupful of cold water forms a hard ball - hence the name!) 250 degrees F (120 degrees C).

  • Stir in butter and peanuts. Continue cooking until mixture turns a light brown color. Remove from heat.

  • Mix together salt, vanilla, baking soda and water. Combine this with syrup and nuts mixture. Mix well, and fast.

  • Pour onto prepared cookie sheet. Use back of buttered spoon to spread thinly and evenly. Allow to cool, then break into pieces. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

67 calories; protein 0.5g; carbohydrates 13.3g; fat 1.6g; cholesterol 1.7mg; sodium 58.5mg. Full Nutrition