- 2 Cups of Sugar
- 1 Cup of Corn Syrup
- 1/2 Cup of Water
- 1 Cup of Butter (2 sticks)
- 3 Cups Cashews
- 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
- 1/4 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper (optional but makes the Cinnamon more like the red hot candies)
Take the sugar, corn syrup, and water place in a deep pan turn heat on medium . Once the mixture comes to boil put butter into the pan . Stir occasionally. Once the mixtures reaches 230 stir frequently . Once the mixture reaches 280-290 add the cashews stir constantly . Did I mention stir constantly so it does not burn in one spot ? At 300 remove off the heat add the cinnamon , cayenne and stir well then add the baking soda and stir one more time. CAREFULLY pour this molten mix onto a greased cookie sheet . Let cool and then break the slab up into smaller pieces.
Potato Candy the insanely sweet treat .
- 1 Medium Potato
- 4-6 Cups of Powder Sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
- 2/3 Cup of Peanut Butter
Peel and slice the potato and boil the potato until a knife pierces it easily. Mash the potato with a potato masher. Add 4 cups of the sugar and the vanilla to the potato and stir . Most likely the mix will be runny . If it is add 1 cup of sugar at a time until the mix resembles cookie dough . Then flatten the dough into a rectangle about 1/4 inch thick . Spread the peanut butter over the dough and roll up . Place in the fridge to harden and set . Slice into 1/2 inch pieces . I place on a tray cut side down and refrigerate for an hour or two then wrap it tightly .
This is a very sweet candy but it is good .
Chocolate Barks are tomorrow so stay tuned.