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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Homemade Big Hunk

I love pintrest and I love homemade candy.  When I saw this on pintrest I knew I had to try it.  When I googled it I found three different sources and they were all the same recipe.  I love how fresh and soft they are to eat.


1 larger bottle Planters Dry Roasted Peanuts (lightly salted)
3 (7 oz) jars Kraft Marshmallow Creme
2 1/4 cups light corn syrup
2 1/4 cups sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
6 Tbsp butter, melted
1/4 tsp salt

Butter a large cookie sheet. Scatter peanuts equally on cookie sheet. Place marshmallow creme in a LARGE bowl, set aside.

In a large saucepan, combine corn syrup and sugar. Place over high heat. Stir constantly with a wooden spoon until mixture comes to a boil. Clip on candy thermometer to side of pan. Cook to 280 degrees F, or to soft crack stage. Remove from heat and let stand 2 minutes undisturbed.

Without scraping, pour entire batch into marshmallow cream and stir with a wooden spoon until smooth. Add butter, vanilla, and salt and stir with wooden spoon until butter is incorporated.

Pour into prepared pan and spread evenly across peanuts. Allow to stand at room temperature until firm, about 3 hours. Cut and wrap in wax paper.