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Peanut Pratties recipe

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)

  • In a large saucepan, combine peanuts,sugar, milk and corn syrup. Cook over medium heat to the soft-ballstage (see note).
  • Remove from heat and stir in powderedsugar, butter and food coloring. Stir until thick, then dropby spoonfuls onto wax paper. Let cool.

    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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