Peanut Butter Candy Recipe?

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Colie

United States

#1 Sep 20, 2009
My mom used to make us peanut butter candy and oatmeal drop cookies, when we were kids. They were great, and I have tried recipes off the internet and they just do not work out, like hers.

I don't know what she did different or what I am doing wrong, but her PB candy was always hard and I have never seen anyone else make it that way, except for once at the DB festival in Barbourville. PLEASE GIVE ME THE RECIPES IF ANYONE HAS THEM.

My mom passed away, and I would like to make it for my kids, and tell them about there grandma(and sneak a few late night snacks for myself to) lol!
Colie

United States

#2 Sep 20, 2009
Someone needs help with this one as well, never heard of it myself, but I thought I could help them, maybe!
Yes wrote:
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I was raised down there, my Mother has been gone for about 5 years.
She made a vinegar pie, not the kind that has a top and bottom crust, this one was like baked dumpings worked in the pie mixture.
Hope your Mom can help with this one.
Thanks
love it

United States

#3 Sep 20, 2009
try this recipe. the candy is delicous. 2cups of sugar, 1/2 cup of milk, dash of salt, 1/2 cup of peanutbutter, 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Mix first 3 ingredients in heavy sausepan. Bring to a boil, but do not stir. When the candy therometer reaches hard ball stage remove from heat and add peanutbutter and vanilla. as soon as it cools you can cut in squares. Walmart has a candy therometer for about 3 dollars. I cannot make candy without one so if you do not have one then go to wal mart. Let me know how your candy turns out.
Colie

United States

#4 Sep 20, 2009
love it wrote:
try this recipe. the candy is delicous. 2cups of sugar, 1/2 cup of milk, dash of salt, 1/2 cup of peanutbutter, 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Mix first 3 ingredients in heavy sausepan. Bring to a boil, but do not stir. When the candy therometer reaches hard ball stage remove from heat and add peanutbutter and vanilla. as soon as it cools you can cut in squares. Walmart has a candy therometer for about 3 dollars. I cannot make candy without one so if you do not have one then go to wal mart. Let me know how your candy turns out.
Thanks a bunch, I have never have heard of a candy thermometer, I'll get one and try it!!!
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Bonnyman, KY

#5 Sep 20, 2009
To make the candy hard just cook it about 5 minutes longer. That'll do it.
question

United States

#6 Sep 20, 2009
love it wrote:
try this recipe. the candy is delicous. 2cups of sugar, 1/2 cup of milk, dash of salt, 1/2 cup of peanutbutter, 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Mix first 3 ingredients in heavy sausepan. Bring to a boil, but do not stir. When the candy therometer reaches hard ball stage remove from heat and add peanutbutter and vanilla. as soon as it cools you can cut in squares. Walmart has a candy therometer for about 3 dollars. I cannot make candy without one so if you do not have one then go to wal mart. Let me know how your candy turns out.
When you say do not stir, do you mean the whole time it is cooking or what. I tried making this tonight and it tasted a little burnt, but overall it is good old fashion hard candy. So much better than with marshmellow cream. I had a hard time getting my therometer to get to the hard ball stage which is 250 on mine. About how long do you cook yours?
love it

United States

#7 Sep 21, 2009
question wrote:
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When you say do not stir, do you mean the whole time it is cooking or what. I tried making this tonight and it tasted a little burnt, but overall it is good old fashion hard candy. So much better than with marshmellow cream. I had a hard time getting my therometer to get to the hard ball stage which is 250 on mine. About how long do you cook yours?
I did not realize i had left off the butter until i read your question. let me put the recipe down again. 2 cups of sugar,1/2 cup of milk,dash of salt, 1/4 pound of butter or margaine. mix these in a heavy sausepan until it starts to boil. do not stir no more. when the candy theromoter reaches hard ball stage remove from heat and add 1/2 cup of peanutbutter and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. with the butter or marjaine in there it shouldn't stick. mine never has. it usually takes about 2 minutes to reach the hard ball stage. Give it another try you will love it. i'm sorry i messed up when i put the recipe down the first time.
love it

United States

#8 Sep 21, 2009
Colie wrote:
<quoted text>Thanks a bunch, I have never have heard of a candy thermometer, I'll get one and try it!!!
This is to collie. Please notice that i had left off the butter or marjaine. Please add that to the ingredients before you make candy. The recipe is an old time recipe from my Mother in law that has been dead for years. I found it one day in a book, tried it and loved it. By useing a candy therometer it is so easy to make.
question

United States

#9 Sep 21, 2009
love it wrote:
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I did not realize i had left off the butter until i read your question. let me put the recipe down again. 2 cups of sugar,1/2 cup of milk,dash of salt, 1/4 pound of butter or margaine. mix these in a heavy sausepan until it starts to boil. do not stir no more. when the candy theromoter reaches hard ball stage remove from heat and add 1/2 cup of peanutbutter and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. with the butter or marjaine in there it shouldn't stick. mine never has. it usually takes about 2 minutes to reach the hard ball stage. Give it another try you will love it. i'm sorry i messed up when i put the recipe down the first time.
So I stir until it starts boiling then stop and boil until it reaches hard ball stage. Right? I will try again, but overall it was good even without the butter.
love it

United States

#10 Sep 21, 2009
question wrote:
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So I stir until it starts boiling then stop and boil until it reaches hard ball stage. Right? I will try again, but overall it was good even without the butter.
That is exactly right. I stand beside my sausepan and watch my candy therometer (not stirring) until it reaches hard ball stage. I boil it pretty hard and it takes about 2 minutes. As soon as it reaches hard ball remove from the heat and add peanut butter and vanilla.
love it

United States

#11 Sep 22, 2009
let me know how the candy turns out.
spongebob

Barbourville, KY

#12 Oct 7, 2009
cool!
Colie

United States

#13 Oct 7, 2009
love it wrote:
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This is to collie. Please notice that i had left off the butter or marjaine. Please add that to the ingredients before you make candy. The recipe is an old time recipe from my Mother in law that has been dead for years. I found it one day in a book, tried it and loved it. By useing a candy therometer it is so easy to make.
I can't find the thermometer at the store, does it say Candy Thermometer on it, specifically. I saw all kinds of different ones beside the timers but not for Candy, I've only looked twice, so they may have just been sold out.

Until then I have been failing miserably, lol! I tried 3 times but not with the butter, I hope the thermometer can help me, because I know your recipe is right, cuz the candy taste delicious, but you have to drink it or eat it with a spoone, hahaha!!!
hey

Manchester, KY

#14 Oct 7, 2009
hey colie..i have a easy recipe ..you dont needa thermometer. i've made 2 batches today for the festival. here goes

Peanut Butter Candy

Mix- 3 Cups Sugar
3/4 Cup Butter
2/3 Cup Sweetened Condensed Milk
In Large Pot and bring to a boil. When it comes to a boil set the timer for 2 minutes. Boil and stir constantly for 2 minutes.
Remove from heat.
Mix 1 jar creamy peanut butter or for chocolate fudge sub 1 bag chocolate chips
and 1 small jar marshmallow creme or about
half a bag of small marshmallows until completely melted.
Add 1 tsp vanilla
Pour into 9 x 13 pan and let cool, Makes 3 pounds.
hope this helps ya!!!
Colie

United States

#15 Oct 7, 2009
Also I think I used to much water once and I ran out of sugar to try and even it out...
candy lover

Albany, KY

#16 Oct 7, 2009
A friend of mine mother use to fix a peanut butter candy that was the best I ever ate. Hers was quite sugary (if that's a word). It had a granulated sugar texture. Does anyone know htis receipe??? THANKS
Love it

United States

#17 Oct 7, 2009
Colie wrote:
<quoted text>I can't find the thermometer at the store, does it say Candy Thermometer on it, specifically. I saw all kinds of different ones beside the timers but not for Candy, I've only looked twice, so they may have just been sold out.
Until then I have been failing miserably, lol! I tried 3 times but not with the butter, I hope the thermometer can help me, because I know your recipe is right, cuz the candy taste delicious, but you have to drink it or eat it with a spoone, hahaha!!!
Wal-mart has the candy therometer. Look where the measuring spoons are at. it will be somewhere there. it is about 10 inches long and on the back it says Deep frying, Candy, Jelly. This candy is so easy to make.People that don't like marshmellow cream will love this recipe.Look at wal-mart again, ask for help if you don't see it.
Colie

United States

#18 Oct 8, 2009
Love it wrote:
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Wal-mart has the candy therometer. Look where the measuring spoons are at. it will be somewhere there. it is about 10 inches long and on the back it says Deep frying, Candy, Jelly. This candy is so easy to make.People that don't like marshmellow cream will love this recipe.Look at wal-mart again, ask for help if you don't see it.
I'm going this weekend, I'll look for it, again. My mom hated marshmellow cream, so I guess she passed me that gene, cuz I don't like it either. I really do appreciate you taking the time out to help me out. I am going to try again this weekend and I will post, my results......wish me luck, I'll need it, lol!
Love it

United States

#19 Oct 9, 2009
Colie i just came from wal-mart in corbin. I had to look everywhere,but i finally found the candy thermomiter.Write this down when you go to wal-mart, kitchen coordinates. It is hanging beside the cheese slicer. If you start at the top and come down it will be on the 3 row. They have kitchen accessories and kitchen gadgets. make sure you look at kitchen coordinates. Let me know how that candy turns out.
Love it

United States

#20 Oct 10, 2009
Love it wrote:
Colie i just came from wal-mart in corbin. I had to look everywhere,but i finally found the candy thermomiter.Write this down when you go to wal-mart, kitchen coordinates. It is hanging beside the cheese slicer. If you start at the top and come down it will be on the 3 row. They have kitchen accessories and kitchen gadgets. make sure you look at kitchen coordinates. Let me know how that candy turns out.
bump to the top. hope you see this colie.

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