Peanut Patties Candy - Rajahmundry Street Food - INDIAN STREET FOOD

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Peanut Pattie Recipe
Peanuts are a very large crop in Texas. Goodart makes the original peanut pattie which is sold in cafes and gas stations throughout Texas. I don't know why the peanut on the label is wearing a sweatband and lifting weights. Apparently this is health food, Texas-Style!
Here's the recipe for making the Goodart Peanut Pattie...

• 3 cups granulated sugar
• 3 cups raw peanuts
• 1 cup light corn syrup
• 1/2 cup water
• 1/2 cup unsalted butter
• 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• Few drops red food coloring*
*I leave out the red food coloring because red 40 makes my family sick. It's a huge migraine trigger for my oldest daughter and it just makes the rest of us feel bad. The issue though is that our peanut patties don't look pink like the real ones, instead they have a pale golden hue to them. It's your call, but I'd highly recommend leaving them the natural color as the red food coloring doesn't add anything beneficial to the candy.
Lay a large piece of wax paper on a dishtowel on a counter.
In a heavy saucepan, combine sugar, peanuts, corn syrup and water. Cook the mixture to soft ball stage (240 degrees F), stirring constantly over medium heat.
Remove the pan from the heat. Stir in the remaining ingredients and stir the mixture frequently for approximately 20 minutes; or until it cools to about 125 degrees F. The mixture will become very thick and creamy opaque and the peanuts will be suspended.
Spoon the mixture into large patties on the sheet of wax paper. Let the patties sit for at least 1 hour before eating them. Their texture should be chewy like nougat. Wrap them in plastic wrap for storage. They will keep for about 2 weeks.