• Published on Mar 6, 2015
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    This Peanut Candy bar is jammed packed with peanuts!!!
    It will remind you of the Planters Peanut Bar.
    It is a very good snack to have in your purse when hunger strikes.
    2 cups sugar
    1/8 tsp. cream of tartar
    1/4 plus 2 TBs. water (This is the change I mentioned in the video)
    1/8 tsp. vanilla
    Cook to 320 degrees F
    Add 1 TB butter
    2 heaping cups peanuts
    Stir and then pour into parchment lined 8x8 pan
    Press out to spread.mixture evenly.
    cool a little, cut, cool completely and store in air tight container.
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Comments • 54

  • tookie cookie
    tookie cookie 22 days ago


  • 1267luke
    1267luke Month ago

    I just tried making this but all my sugar mixture started to go white and harden just as I was mixing in the peanuts and I just had to pour out the semi hard mix and flatten it into the tray not sure what happened. I heated to 280f as I read in comments 320 was too hot

    • Margie's It's No Secret Candies
      Margie's It's No Secret Candies  Month ago

      I do not understand. I am going to make this again for everyone. I go to this recipe myself to make it. It really does work. Maybe I am doing something that I am not sharing. ?????? Margie

  • Ezekiel Padilla
    Ezekiel Padilla 2 months ago

    Thank you very much for sharing your recipe..God bless..

  • J.D. Kent
    J.D. Kent 2 months ago

    Margie, I make candy a lot & was pleased to find this recipe. I have tried twice following your recipe to the letter and mine come out sugary!
    I cooked syrup on med heat until sugar dissolved, turned heat up a bit & brought it up to 320 deg. Addded butter & vanilla stirring and pouring in a 7.6" x 7.6" pan and solid sugar!!! I even wiped the few sugar crystals from pot with brush before coming to a boil & not stirring again.
    Hoping to hear back from you soon!! Thanks, J. Kent

    • Margie's It's No Secret Candies
      Margie's It's No Secret Candies  2 months ago +1

      I am going to try to make this recipe for everyone again. You are not the only one with questions. I just made this the other day and it was fine ?? Not sure what is happening.

  • Feelice Coady
    Feelice Coady 3 months ago

    now... that looks realy easy to make... and very pleasend watching you doing it... nice Lady... thank you 4 sharing it... (*_*)... regards f. Germany

  • modern studies
    modern studies 4 months ago

    What happens if you toast the nuts first

    • Margie's It's No Secret Candies
      Margie's It's No Secret Candies  4 months ago

      The nuts I use are already roasted. But if you use a nut that is not roasted and you want to roast it first, that is fine. This is not like peanut brittle. In a peanut brittle recipe the nuts are cooked in with the syrup. In this recipe they are added at the very, very end of the cooking process.

  • Juanita Martin
    Juanita Martin 5 months ago +2

    For ANYONE watching this video who thinks you're going to have a good result by following her recipe...think again, and don't throw away your money!!! First off, she states the temp to cook until is 320F. That is COMPLETELY WRONG. I used my candy thermometer the whole time, and by 280F the sugar mixture was turning into a hard lump, and that was with me stirring it to make sure the sugar didn't burn. In the video, she states to use 1/2 cup water, but in the description she edits it down to 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons- citing a mistake on her part. So, I followed her edit, but when the mixture started turning into the hard lump, I added more water - back up to 1/2 cup (like she originally said) it cooled enough for me to VIGOROUSLY whisk the mixture back into a syrup-like state, but it still had a LOT of crystallized sugar floating around. I removed as much as I could, then I added the nuts...2 1/4 cups, (according to her on-screen edit) THAT was the only thing right about this recipe. The butter seemed to be enough, but the vanilla was not. In the end, this recipe tasted NOTHING like a Planters peanut bar...and I know because I just at my LAST one last night. I've had a box in cold storage for quite some time, and would grab one from time to time. I tried to reorder, only to find they no longer make them!! That's how I ended up here. They use corn syrup...she uses sugar and water - it's a HUGE difference.
    If you want ANY kind of success with this recipe, here are my "tried, failed, recovered" suggestions:
    1. DO NOT let the sugar mixture go above 270F - it should be bubbly, but syrupy. At 280F it looked like a hard snow bank, so I can only imagine what 320F looks like. A kitchen fire, perhaps?
    2. Use 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
    3. Use 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup water for the 2 cups sugar
    4. Don't expect a Planter's peanut bar, because you will be disappointed
    I'm going to try this again using a half mixture of corn syrup. Maybe it will be closer. To all who are reading this, I hope the best of success in this candy making endeavor!! 🤗🤗🤗

      KAIRO MCINTOSH 2 months ago

      You are ABSOLUTELY right. I tried this recipe this morning and it it was a total disaster. It is impossible to get the temperature up to 320 without the sugar mixture burning into a solid crystal rock. And also I noticed that the water was not enough--too late. I elected to find a more workable recipe and decided to read the comments here. Now I know I am not insane.

    • Margie's It's No Secret Candies
      Margie's It's No Secret Candies  4 months ago

      I will redo this recipe in a few days for everyone and see how it goes. I agree that 320 is a lot. My hand written recipe says that plus it is underlined. Sooo? I will try to live stream it...which I have never done before and let you know when. Maybe next Saturday. Should be fun. Margie

  • Juanita Martin
    Juanita Martin 5 months ago

    So, which recipe should I use? In the video you add tartar, but in the description it's not there.

  • Alara red
    Alara red 11 months ago +2

    This ist the best peanut recipe ever ever ! Thank you very much dear Marjorie! Nice greats from Germany - Wuppertal

  • Aspen Builders & Remodelers

    Im so glad I found this! Do they taste like the Lance peanut bars? If so then I'm in!!!! I'm a peanut bar addict when it comes to lances. I hope it turns out the same. I know. Lance has corn syrup and sugar.

    • Hannah WC
      Hannah WC Year ago

      SHAME - I LOVE Lance and Planters peanut bars!

    • Aspen Builders & Remodelers
      Aspen Builders & Remodelers Year ago

      Hannah WC unfortunately way to much butter. I threw them all out lol

    • Hannah WC
      Hannah WC Year ago

      Same easy enough that I am going to try it

  • Padmaja Chengalput
    Padmaja Chengalput Year ago +1

    is there any replacement for sugar

    • Joerg Detzel
      Joerg Detzel Year ago

      Mashiur Rahman: I bought Thai jaggery powder. How much water does one use per 100 gr of this jaggery powder? Thanks in advance, Joerg.

    • Hannah WC
      Hannah WC Year ago


    • Mashiur Rahman
      Mashiur Rahman Year ago

      Padmaja Chengalput honey or jaggery

  • Mandy Barraclough

    I will definitely be trying this Margery, thanks from UK x

    • Margie's It's No Secret Candies
      Margie's It's No Secret Candies  Year ago

      This is one of my favorites. I do not feel so guilty eating it because there are so many nuts in it.Let us know how it turns out.Margie

  • Offroad Footage
    Offroad Footage Year ago

    Marjorie, I didn't know you were in Pittsburgh! I'm in little Washington, just down the road from you. Thanks for sharing. These are my favorite snacks.

    • Margie's It's No Secret Candies
      Margie's It's No Secret Candies  Year ago

      Yes I am from Pittsburgh, This is a wonderful recipe. Have you tried it?. It is great as a snack cause there are so many nuts it it.I am a visiting nurse and I snack in the car ALL day long. terrible so I have to have so;mewhat healthy snacks and this is a great treatt.Thanks for the comment.Margie

  • Rafiq Noor
    Rafiq Noor Year ago

    It's really amazing.
    Very yummy and awesome peanut candy.
    Thank you so much for sharing this recipe.
    I must try .

    • Rafiq Noor
      Rafiq Noor Year ago

      Marjorie Vangenewitt
      No, not yet.
      But today or tomorrow I must try this yummy nuts candy.
      Love to you.
      Stay blessed.

    • Margie's It's No Secret Candies
      Margie's It's No Secret Candies  Year ago +1

      So you tried it.I think this is a fun snack to put in a lunch box because of all the nuts!It is just like the bars that you spend mucho bucks for.Thanks the great note.Margie

  • Daniel Wills
    Daniel Wills 2 years ago

    Excellent. Well done. Did you know that stupid Planters stopped making those great Peanut Bars! Thanks

    • Margie's It's No Secret Candies
      Margie's It's No Secret Candies  2 years ago

      This is such a great recipe. So many things that can be added to the syrup. Now that the summer is over it is time to make some.Thank you for the nice comment.Margie

  • chrissy Clarke
    chrissy Clarke 2 years ago

    I just made these are they are perfect thank you so much for the video and recipe from Huntington Beach, CA. :)

    • Margie's It's No Secret Candies
      Margie's It's No Secret Candies  2 years ago

      Great!!I keep buying the nuts for this and then eating the nuts before I have a chance to make the candy.I am glad to hear that this came out well for you.Thanks for the comment.Margie

  • Rebecca Quillen
    Rebecca Quillen 2 years ago

    The added change you mentioned.....1/4 what? cup? I pretty sure that is what you meant but need to make sure. Also thanks for sharing this. I love this candy bar and I'm my local grocery store stopped carrying it. I'm assuming the manufacture stopped making it.

  • Christine Clarke
    Christine Clarke 2 years ago

    if you don't have cream of tarter will it still come out ok?

    • Margie's It's No Secret Candies
      Margie's It's No Secret Candies  2 years ago

      That is a good question.The cream of tarter probably makes them lighter.I do think they would harden up ok without it though.I hate when my best answer ends with a good luck but the truth is I am not sure.If you do try it would let us know?Margie

  • Ayoub Boussaber
    Ayoub Boussaber 3 years ago

    Thank you!

  • theghostisdead
    theghostisdead 3 years ago

    So Awesome! :D Homemade love!

  • Dirk
    Dirk 3 years ago

    This reminds me my parents friends that always gave us homemade peanut brittle at Christmas, it was good, but I always wished there was more peanuts and less brittle. Even as a kid, I've never had that much of a sweet tooth and liked salty, savory snacks more.
    Nice job Marjorie, these look really good and I like that they're loaded with protein.

    • Margie's It's No Secret Candies
      Margie's It's No Secret Candies  3 years ago

      The protein is exactly why I make them. A small piece of the peanut candy hits the spot for a snack.
      Thanks so much for watching!

  • Lila & Scruffy
    Lila & Scruffy 4 years ago

    These look delicious Margie. They remind me of Payday candy bar! Yum. :)

  • MsSixty?
    MsSixty? 4 years ago

    I never thought of using a sheet of parchment paper to press something sticky down into the pan! Thank you :)

  • Feeluck
    Feeluck 4 years ago

    if you crumple the baking parchment (like make a ball of paper) and you unfold it again it will stay in place in a pan or baking tray

  • Paola Peñafiel
    Paola Peñafiel 4 years ago

    😍 palanquetas

  • heyheyhey
    heyheyhey 4 years ago +7

    The Planter's Peanut Bar was my grandfather's favorite and I spent a huge part of my childhood eating them. Food makes me very emotional and I'm so glad you shared this recipe with us. Thank you!

    • Daniel Wills
      Daniel Wills 2 years ago +1

      Did you know that stupid Planters stopped making those great Peanut Bars!

  • Anna Critch
    Anna Critch 4 years ago +1

    My grandpa loves peanuts!! I will have to make this for him!

  • Andrew Abeles
    Andrew Abeles 4 years ago

    Do you have a Website?

  • Kaleb Brashaw
    Kaleb Brashaw 4 years ago