Microwave Peanut Patties


  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 1/2 cups peanuts
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 drops red food coloring


Grease a cookie sheet or other flat surface.

In a 2 quart glass measuring cup combine water, sugar and corn syrup. Microwave on high until boiling. Stir in peanuts.

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Microwave on medium to 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.

Stir in butter, vanilla and food coloring. Beat until creamy and cool. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto prepared pan.