You ladies are shocking me! I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that so many of you have never heard of pink peanut patties because I had never seen them in Kentucky or any other place I’ve been around KY. It’s one of those things I grew up with and just assumed they were everywhere . . til I moved to KY. When I was going to Louisiana in June, I was so excited when I stopped in TX for gas and saw pink peanut patties. I knew I was getting close to home.
The surprising thing was that I saved half of my beloved pink peanut patty for Vince (no – that’s not the surprising part). It was sitting on a towel on the stove when he walked in and he said “what’s on the stove?” He had never had one either!
Know what else he’d never had? Those snowball things with the marshmallow stuff on the outside and the coconut on the outside of that. We were watching them being made on TV one night. I can’t stand those and I kept saying “I hate those things”. Vince said “you’ve had them?” Who hasn’t had them? VINCE!! When Elaine, Kim and I were going to Paducah this winter, we stopped at a truck stop to get gas (classy bunch, aren’t we?) and they had them so I asked Elaine and Kim to remind me to stop there on the way back and get one for Vince.
His life is so much richer because of me. He’s had a snowball and a pink peanut patty now! 🙂
I found this recipe. It’s just candy — they taste like sugar and peanuts. Actually I could do without the peanuts and just eat the sugar but I could eat sugar with a spoon and be real happy.