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Peco Flake Candy

Peco Flake Candy


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups raw Spanish peanuts
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • ½ package (12 oz. size) chip coconut
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 T. butter
  • 1 t. soda


  1. Combine sugar, syrup and water in heavy light colored skillet.
  2. Cook, stirring constantly unstil sugar dissolves.
  3. Add salt & nuts.
  4. Cook, stirring occasionaly, to hard crack stage (294 degrees).
  5. Add butter, vanilla & soda.
  6. Stir to blend, stir in coconut & pour onto 2 buttered cookie sheets.
  7. While warm, pull out to desired thinness.
  8. When cold, crack into pieces.


Yield 2 pounds.

Variation; Use 1 cup of firmly packed brown sugar in place of 1 cup of granulated sugar.

Peco Flake Candy

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Tammra Roesener Johnson

Monday 13th of December 2021

Last year I made this Peco Flake Candy recipe, and honestly I believe that the recipe came from a friend of my grandmother from the 1970's, when they were both living in Hastings, Nebraska. The recipe tastes just like I remembered, and when I saw Vi's name, it brought back such wonderful memories that I just had to try the recipe!

Marilyn McKnelly

Monday 7th of February 2022

@Tammra Roesener Johnson, Hi Tamara, I have been wanting some pico flake candy forever. My mom used to make it and I can remember how delicious it was and we loved it. But what my mom made didn’t have been is it just had the pico flaked coconut. I’m originally from North PlatteI’m originally from North Platte And thought it was uncanny that I stumbled across your post here so had to write.

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