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Peanut Patties

No recipe image available.Sugary, salty, crunchy and red—red?!!—yes, that's right, this Texas treat is traditionally tinted with red food coloring and tastes similar to a PayDay® candy bar.

Recipe Ingredients:

3 cups granulated sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup water
3 cups roasted peanuts
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon red food coloring (optional)
1/8 teaspoon salt

Cooking Directions:

  1. Combine sugar, corn syrup and water in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a full, rolling boil; stir in peanuts.
  2. Remove from heat and add butter, vanilla, red food coloring (if using) and salt.
  3. Beat with an electric mixer until stiff.
  4. Drop by spoonfuls onto wax paper and let cool.

Makes about 2 dozen confections.