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Incredible Peanut Brittle Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Laurie Brassfield
Added: Friday, August 29, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
4 c. sugar 1 cube real butter
1 1/3 c. corn syrup 3 tsp. Vanilla
1 C. water 1 tsp. salt
2 lbs. raw peanuts 2 tsp. baking soda

Directions:
Directions:
5qt. or larger kettle, lg, sturdy long handled wooden spoon. 2 cookie sheets covered with foil and then coated with butter, candy thermometer. Have all ingredients measured and equipment ready.
------> Stir Constantly <--------
Cook sugar, cornsyrup, and water to 245
-------> stirring constantly <-------
Add peanuts and cook to 290
--------> keep stirring <---------
add 1 cube butter cook to 310
---------> don't stop stirring! <-------
take kettle off the heat
then add Salt and Vanilla
---->you guessed it, stir in<--------
add 2 tsp. baking soda
-------> I know your arm is tired but this
needs to be quickly stirred in! <---------
mixture will start foaming - pour mixture onto the two cookie sheets to cool. Break into pieces when cool.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Best if you have a few people with strong arms or many with weak arms to stir this constantly
(If you stop stiring, even for a short time, after the peanuts are added they may burn.)

 

 

 

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