Time flies by; enjoy peanut butter candy

Kristy Dean Cole  Confession of a Baking Queen
Kristy Dean Cole
Confession of a Baking Queen

You ever feel like you were a child only yesterday? Recently, while browsing through the channels on television, I was singing along to a tune and suddenly gasped in horror as I noticed the channel was listed as Retro. Seriously? When I think of retro, I think of 70’s classics. Beards. Polyester. Eighttrack steroes. Not 90’s grundge or bubblegum pop of the millennium. Am I in denial? And no, I’m not talking about a river in Egypt.

When I was a kid, we played outside til dark. The only time we laid in front of the television was for Saturday morning cartoons. When I was in high school, if you were lucky enough to bring your parents new cell phone to school for showoff, it was as big as a home phone and you didn’t dare use it unless it’s after 9pm when it was free service. We had payphones here in town that cost a quarter to call home to ask your parents could you stay out a little later while cruising which my mother always answered absolutely not-nothing good happens after 11pm. How did she know?

One thing is certain, time fly’s and nothing stays the same. Don’t blink or you may miss the best times. I hope you enjoy this recipe, it’s one of my mother’s, Claudetta Dean Warnock’s favorite sweet snack for us growing up. She fixes it often for my uncles whose health is failing them and it always just the cure. If you have a classic recipe, email kdcole1120@gmail.com

Peanut Butter Candy
3 c. sugar
2/3 c. evaporated milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1 Tbsp. butter
1 c. creamy peanut butter
1 7 ounce container of marshmallow creme

Add first four ingredients to large saucepan, bring to a boil on medium heat; stirring often. Cook until softball stage then remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter until mixed well then combine marshmallow creme. Beat until mixture looses it’s glossy sheen. Mixture should be thick. Pour into 8×8 pan greased with butter. Cool then cut into squares.