Easy Peanut Butter Candy Recipe

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   Recipe from the first lady in 1975, Mrs. Gerald Ford and a Recipe from the Vice Presidents wife in 1975, Mrs. Nelson Rockefeller.

Enjoy recipes from an old cookbook made years ago from a rural community plus a recipe from the White House during that time.

Easy Peanut Butter Candy Recipe

Easy Peanut Butter Candy Recipe

   Ingredients required
1/2 cup butter or margarine
2 cups sugar
1 cup milk
1 - 12 oz jar peanut butter
1/8 oz jar marshmallow cream
1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions for Easy Peanut Butter Candy Recipe

   Boil the butter, sugar and milk together for 12 minutes, stirring constantly. This will foam up and also will burn on bottom of pan quickly. After boiled together for 12 minutes, take off stove and add the peanut butter, stirring until well dissolved. Then add the vanilla and the jar marshmallow cream. Stir well. Place in greased 9 x 13 inch pan. Cool. This burns on bottom of the pan quickly, so watch it. Makes a lot.

Peanut Brittle Recipe

   Ingredients required
1 cup sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
2 cups unroasted peanuts
1 tbsp margarine
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda

Instructions for Peanut Brittle Recipe

   Boil together margarine, sugar, syrup and salt until the sugar is dissolved. And two cups on roasted peanuts. Boil to 296 degrees on candy thermometer or golden brown. Take off stove. And 1 teaspoon baking soda, will form. Put on well greased cookie sheet. When cool, break into pieces. Makes about 1 lb.

Chinese Noodle Candy

   Ingredients required
1 small package semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 small package butterscotch chips
1 large can peanuts
1 large can Chinese noodles

Preheat oven 350 degrees

Instructions for Chinese Noodle Candy Recipe

   Melt chocolate and butterscotch morsels in large saucepan slowly. Mix in nuts and noodles, stirring until completely covered with melted mixture. Drop by spoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet. Bake 10 minutes. Makes two dozen.

Baking Abbreviations
tsp. - teaspoon
Tbsp. - tablespoon
C. - cup
pt. - pint
qt. - quart
pk. - peck
bu. - bushel
oz. - ounce, ounces
lb. - pound, pounds
sq. - square
min. - minute, minutes
hr. - hour, hours
mod. - moderate, moderately
doz. - dozen
Simplified Measures
dash - less than 1/8 teaspoon
3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon
16 tablespoon = 1 cup
1 cup = 1/2 pint
2 cups = 1 pint
2 pints (4 cups) = 1 quart
4 quarts(liquid) = 1 gallon
8 quarts(solid) = 1 peck
4 pecks = 1 bushel
16 ounces = 1 pound
2 tablespoon = 1/4 cup
5 1/3 tablespoons = 1/3 cup
8 tablespoons = 1/2 cup
10 2/3 tablespoons = 2/3 cup
12 tablespoons = 3/4 cup
14 tablespoons = 7/8 cup