My Dad's Candy


"This is a delicious chewy candy with a hint of peanut butter. My Dad liked to add a few drops of maple extract to his now and then. Simply awesome! I promise you your family will love you for making this and BEG you to make this more often!"
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5 m servings 242 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 242 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 3.5 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs:
  • 52.2g
  • 17%
  • Protein:
  • 2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 4 mg
  • 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 35 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Butter a shallow baking dish or cookie sheet generously, and set aside.
  2. In a cast-iron pot or heavy saucepan, stir together the sugar and milk. Heat 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.
  3. Remove from the heat, and stir in the peanut butter until smooth, then stir in the vanilla. Pour onto the prepared pan, and refrigerate for about 45 minutes. Break into pieces when cooled.



Good, but not great. The kids really liked it.