Don’t try these simple peanut candies ifyou’re not a fan of sweets! These creamy red clusters are a yummyalternative to the ubiquitous chocolate variety.
Recipe: Peanut Pratties
3 cups raw peanuts
2 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup milk
2/3 cup light corn syrup
2 cups powdered sugar
4 teaspoons butter
1/2 teaspoon red food coloring, (optional)
Makes 24 pieces.
Note: ‘Soft-ball’ is a test forcandies that describes the point at which a drop of boiling syrupimmersed in cold water forms a soft ball that flattens of itsown accord when removed. On a candy thermometer, the soft-ballstage is between 234° and 240°F.
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