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Old fashion vintage candy  recipes from the past..

We found these candy  in vintage recipe boxes!
Most of these recipe boxes are from the 30's, 40's, 50's, and 60's.

If we have the name of the lady the recipe belonged to, we have given her the credit for
the recipe on our site.  I hope someone may find one of their mother's lost recipes here.

Seemed as if every kitchen and every lady of the house had a recipe card file in their
kitchen.  Our recipes come from these ladies of the past.
This Peanut Brittle Recipe was
discovered in a box.

2 cups white sugar
1 cup light Karo
1/2 cup water
pinch of salt                
Boil to 250 degrees
add 2 cups peanuts      
Cook to 300 degrees

Remove from fire and add
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 tsp soda and 1 tbs. butter, then
stir until frothy.
Pour on buttered cookie sheet and
smooth with fork.  Let cool and break
into pieces.
Signed by  Mary Anderson 1952

Isn't this just too cool!
Candy and Cakes

1/2 cup shortening
slowly add 1 cup sugar
cream well
add 1 egg
heat 1 minute
combine 3/4 cup butter mills and 1 tps vanilla

add - alternately with flour mixture
       2 cups flour
       2 1/2 tbs baking powder
       1/2 tbs salt

Blend in 12 marshmallows that are cut into chunks
1/2 cup chocolate bits
Spread in well grease pan = 9x16  Combine 1/4 cup
brown sugar, 2 Tbs Butter, and 1/2 Cup Nuts

Sprinkle this over the batter and bake in oven 350
degrees for 45 to 50 minutes. (I put 1/2 cups nuts in
bottom of cake)  Cut in squares

Written by B. Keck circa 1950's
Crispette Squares

from the kitchen of C. Lamb circa 1950's

Cream 1/4 cup Crisco and 1/2 cup brown sugar
Sift together 1 cup flour, 1/8 tsp. salt, 1/4 tps nutmeg

Cut into creamed mixture
Press into 9" square (waxed paper lined) pan.
Bake 15 minutes in 350 degree oven.

Add 1 cup brown sugar to 2 well beaten eggs.
Add 1/4 tsp salt, 1 tsp. vanilla, 1 cup coconut,
1 1/2 cup rice crispies, 1/2 cup chopped nuts.

Spread over baked layer and continue baking 24
Cut into squares while warm.
Apple Butter Pie

Combine and beat thoroughly
1/2 cup sugar
3 Tbs. flour
1/2 cup Applebutter
3 Tbs melted butter
2 eggs 2 1/2 cup milk
1/2 tsp nutmeg

Bake in unbaked pie shell 10 minutes at
450 degrees
Then 40 minutes at 350 degrees.
Oatmeal Pie

During baking the oatmeal forms a chewy,
"nutty" crust on top.  This pie is rich and
delicately spiced.

Unbaked 9" pie shell
1/4 Cup butter or margarine
1/2 Cup sugar
1/2 tsp cinnmon
1/4 tsp cloves
1/4 tsp salt
1 Cup dark corn syrup
3 eggs
1 Cup quick cooking rolled oats

Cream together butter and sugar.
Add in syrup.
Add eggs, 1 at a time, stirring after each addition
until blended.
Stir in rolled oats.
Pour into pie shell and bake at 350 degrees F.
for 50 minutes or until knife inserted in center of
pie comes out clean.

Recipe found in old shoe box at yard sale.  
Somehow shoes, feet, and food fixin recipes, in
the same box, is a little funky.
Candy Canes - 260 Degrees

3/4 t. Peppermint flavoring
3/4 t. Red food coloring.

Do Not Make on a damp day

2 cups sugar
1/2 cup light syrup
1/2 cup water
1/4 t cream of tarter

Combine 4 ingredients above.  Cook over
medium heat.  Dissolve sugar and mixture till
mixture boils moderately. 260 degrees
Cook without stirring until hard ball stage.  
Pour 1/2 mixture on well oiled platter.   Add
coloring to remaining 1/2 pan on second
platter.  Pull as soon as mixture is cool
enough to handle.
Takes 2 people to do this.  Form ropes
twisting red around white.  Cut in 8" lengths.  
Form canes and place on waxed paper to
finish cooling.  You can use any combination
of food coloring.
Easy Steamed Christmas Pudding

From Nova Wiedrick

Cream 1/2c. butter, 1 1/2 c brown sugar.

Add 2 beaten eggs, 1/4 c. milk, 2/3 c
currants, 2/3 c. seeded raisins, 2/3 c.
dates, 1 c. candied mixed fruit, 1c. raw
chopped apples, 1/2 c. nuts.

Shift together 1 tsp. soda, 1 tsp. salt,
1/4 tsp. allspice, 1/4 tsp. ginger, 1/2 tsp.

Add to batter.

Steam for 4 hours or bake as a cake at
350 for 1 hour.
Peanut Brittle Recipe
Mama Bunny Baking
Vintage candy recipes and baby
Baking in the 1950's
Peanut Brittle is an all time classic tasty treat.  It is
fast, easy, and fun to make, let alone eat.  Here's
two peanut brittle recipe found in the same old
recipe box.  This lady's recipe box contained some
very fine recipes, she is the owner of the Popcorn
Wreath recipe too.
Peanut Brittle Treats Recipe 1

2 cups sugar, 1 cup light corn syrup, 1/2 cup water,
10oz fresh raw Spanish peanuts, 1/8 t salt, 1 t
baking soda, 1 t vanilla extract, and 1 T butter
Combine sugar, syrup, and water in large, heavy
frying pan.  Place over medium heat and stir until
sugar dissolves,  Cover and cook for 3 minutes.
Remove, cover and cook till soft ball stage (234
degrees F.)  Add peanuts, stirring frequently, cook
until brittle reaches har crack stage or brittle stage
300 degrees F.)  remove from heat , add remaining
ingredients.  Stir until well blended.  Spread on a well
buttered 14 1/2 x 17" cookie sheet.  As candy cools,
loosen edges of brittle on all four sides of sheet.  Lift
up and pull edges gently to stretch candy as thin as
possible.  Break or cut off then portion.  repeat
process until all of candy has been pulled.  Break up
when cool.
Peanut Brittle Recipe 2

1 cup sugar, 1 cup light corn
syrup, 1 1/2 cup water, 1 tsp
butter, 2 cups raw peanuts, 1 tsp
vanilla 1 1/2 tsp soda.

Mix sugar, syrup, and water, cook
to soft ball stage, 236 degrees.  
Add butter and peanuts, cook
untill syrup turns a golden brown
and has reached the hard crack
stage. 300 degrees.  Remove from
heat and add vanilla, soda.  Stir
until foamy, pour quickly into well
greased cooky sheet.  Whith
buttered hands, streatch candy
out to make as thin as possible.  
Let cook and break.
Peanut Butter Creams
Serves 30  Kristina makes these.

1/4 cup confection sugar
1 Cup Chocolate Chips
1/2 Cup Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 Cup Peanut Butter

1. Put the confectioners sugar in the

2. Add the chocolate chips.  
3. Add the milk.
4. Add the peanut butter.  
5. Then stir everything together with
the spoon.  

6. Next drop pieces of candy onto the
waxed paper.  

7. Chill the candy for a short time.

Last, eat your candy!

Use sweetened condensed milk, not the
evaporated milk.  You get about 30
small peanut butter creams.
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Buttermilk Candy from the Journal Recipe

Makes 8 inch squares.

3 cups sugar
1 cup buttermilk or sour cream
1 teaspoon butter
1/2 cup white Karo
1 teaspoon soda
1/2 cup chopped nuts
Mix first your ingredients in large (like Dutch oven)
pan and bring to good rolling boil.  Remove from
fire and add soda.  Replace on fire and cook slowly
to soft boil stage.  Beat while hot. When creamy,
add nuts and pour in BUTTERED pan.
Cut when set.
To make pralines, add 2 cups whole nuts and drop
on waxed paper
Seafoam Candy
3 cups brown sugar, packed
3/4 cups water
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
2 egg whites
Pinch of salt
1 teaspoons vanilla

Combine sugar, water, and syrup.  Stir
over low heat until sugar is dissolved.  
Continue stirring until candy boils, then
slowly place candy thermometer into

Boil without stirring to 256 degrees
(hard boiled stage). Beat egg whites and
salt until stiff but not dry.

Add hot syrup gradually.  Continue
beating until all syrup is used and until
candy is very stiff and loses its gloss, 10
minutes with electric mixer.  Add vanilla.  
Drop from buttered spoon onto waxed
paper.  Candy freezes well.
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