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Peanut Brittle Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Traci White
Added: Saturday, May 3, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 cups sugar
1 cup light-colored corn syrup
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup butter (no substitutes)
2 1/2 cups dry roasted peanuts
1 1/2 t baking soda

Directions:
Directions:
Butter a large baking sheet; set aside.

Butter sides of a heavy 3-quart saucepan. In pan combine sugar, corn syrup, water, and butter. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until mixture boils. Clip a candy thermometer to side of pan. Reduce heat to medium-low; continue boiling at a moderate, steady rate, stirring occasionally, until the thermometer registers 275 degrees F, soft-crack stage (about 30 minutes). Stir in nuts; continue cooking over medium-low heat, stirring frequently, until thermometer registers 295 degrees F, hard crack stage (15 to 20 minutes more).

Remove pan from heat; remove thermometer. Quickly sprinkle baking soda over mixture, stirring constantly. Immediately pour onto prepared baking sheets. Use 2 forks to lift and pull candy as it cools. Cool completely; break into pieces. Store tightly covered up to 1 month.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
72
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Another Christmas candy hit.

 

 

 

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