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Peanut Brittle Recipe

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This recipe for Peanut Brittle, by , is from The Binning and Tovrea Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Carolyn Tovrea Dunlap
Added: Friday, September 5, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 Cup cold water
2 Cups white Karo syrup
3 Cups white sugar
1 package (2 Cups) or raw peanuts
2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp salt
2 tsp. butter
2 tsp. baking soda

Directions:
Directions:
Mix water, karo syrup, and white sugar in a saucepan. Bring to a boil until it cracks when tested in cold water. (approx. 20-30 minutes or using candy thermometer, until it reaches 234 degrees) Syrup appears light tan in color.

Add: peanuts. Continue boiling another 20+ minutes, or until temperatures on the candy thermometer reaches 310 degrees. Color will be medium/dark tan. Do not overcook past 310 degrees, it will taste burnt. If it is cooked under 310 degrees, it will be sticky.

Prepare 2 large cookie sheets by buttering the surfaces. slightly overlap the cookie sheets at the ends.

Prepare the following 4 ingredients ahead o time: When the temperature of above mixture reaches 310 degrees, each of the following four ingredients will need to be added, in order, as quickly as possible. Mix in each ingredient, stir continuously, with baking soda being the last ingredient added.

2 tsp. vanilla
2 tsp. butter
2 tsp. baking soda

Soda must be the last ingredient added. Stir soda in the mixture, beating well (about 1 minute). Mixture will puff up in volume. This is natural.

Pour over surface of cookie sheets immediately. Let cool 30 minutes or more. Break into desired size pieces.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
20-25 pieces
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
1 1/2 hours
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
From the recipes of Alma Tovrea. This has been a favorite for many years of all the Tovrea family. Alma would mail her famous peanut brittle to Carolyn in a shoe box while she was in college and even after she was married!

 

 

 

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