These are the pink or red peanut patties you find at gas stations, only much, much better!
INGREDIENTS (for 1 servings):
- 2 1/2 cups sugar
- 2/3 cup light corn syrup
- 1 cup evaporated milk
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 3 cups raw peanuts
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 dash red food coloring (optional)
In a saucepan over medium-low heat, combine the 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.
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.