Peanut Patties by Microwave

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

There was a candy co., "Tom's," in the South that made these wonderful pink peanut patties. This recipe tastes just as yummy! It's the raw peanuts --they're not cooked to roasted stage. I adapted the recipe from stove-top directions back in the late 60's. It's so easy my sons made it, too, as kids. No scorching, no continuous stirring: let the microwave work for you. I use a 2-qt. glass measuring cup with handle, a wooden spoon for stirring and have a glass lid that fits. The handle helps when the candy hits over 200* The cooling pad of waxed paper over newspaper keeps the wax from sticking to your counter top. Time numbers in brackets are for double batch. See the companion recipe for Pecan Pralines. Both are great for gifts!


  1. Put 1st seven ingredients in lg. glass bowl in order. Not necessary to stir now. Cover.
  2. Cook on HIGH 5 minute (5).
  3. Stir, cover, cook on High 4 minute (6).
  4. (Repeat only for double batch - 5 min.).
  5. Stir in vanilla and powdered sugar.
  6. Mix well, then drop by spoonfuls onto waxed paper on newspaper pad. Enjoy! They're better than Tom's.
  7. You can cook on stove---get syrup to softball stage -234*; stir constantly.
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Actually a question. It says the first 7 ingredients. Then vanilla and powdered sugar. But there are only six others listed. I see other recipes for them have butter.

Barb B. June 21, 2014

My husband loves these!!! They came out perfect. I put the to set in a muffin pan with a liner sprayed with pam. I'm going to try to put them in the (nonstick) pan without a liner, just pam spray. I ended up some sugar mixture left in the bowl but all the peanuts were sticking together so I may try to use a slotted spoon next time to reduce the sugar (154%!!!!) of each one. They are soooooo addictive, I don't think anyone can eat just one. Also, I had to put it back in the microwave for a minuite (more or less) before I dished it all out. Putting it over a pan of hot water (while dishing it out) would probably have solved that "problem". I gushed about how easy and good they are to everyone, now everyone wants me to bring them some!!

Sunya S. August 28, 2013

I just made these and taste good but didn't form a patty just crumble eat with a spoon Not enough liquid I guess. please advise

dchaffin164_12741991 January 03, 2013