Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

Texas style candy. I have not tried this it for a posted request.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix sugar, water, and karo syrup in saucepan.
  2. Bring to boil, add raw peanuts, cook until forms a hard ball in cold water and add food coloring.
  3. Remove from heat, stirring constantly.
  4. Add margarine, and vanilla, stirring in real good, as margarine is hard to get worked in for a smooth mixture.
  5. When candy begins to thicken, pour into desired shape.
  6. A pie pan is perfect for a large pattie.
  7. An English muffin pan works best for small patties.
  8. When cool enough to handle, remove from the pans and wrap in plastic wrap.
Most Helpful

Thanks for the recipe, Steve! If you like the original Goodard's peanut pattie, then you will like this recipe. For those not familiar with this Southern institution, it's a bit like a pink sugar fudge (non-chocolate) loaded with peanuts. Follow the directions as above, but use a candy thermometer and remove from heat when thermometer reaches 240 degrees.

Claire #3 May 18, 2002

This was really a great recipe and so simply to mke. I followed the recipe exactly - however the next time I'll use another 1/2 or 3/4 cup more peanuts. I am not a candy maker because of having some bad experiences years ago - but this gave me another burst of hope - thanks Steve & Claire

Bee Grant January 14, 2003

The recipe was good. But mine didn't turn out like the Red peanut pattie that my parents like. It turned out more like peanut brittle. :( But thank you for sharing.

lisambaker December 04, 2008