This came from my Nanny's collection. I think it is from a neighbor that made AMAZING candy. In TX the weather has to be just right for candy making. I have made this twice so far and out of 2 times got it perfect once.
Combine sugar, milk & corn syrup on indirect heat- add peanuts-cook until it forms a firm ball in cold water-or hard boil stage. Remove from heat- add butter, vanilla,coloring. Beat until mixture drops from a spoon on buttered sheet.
I typed as it was written in her file from her friend. I used direct heat the whole time and had to beat for quite a while to get it thick enough to drop into patties. These taste amazing- but are a lot of effort. My Papa's favorite candy, mine too ! Good old fashioned candy !