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Verna's Peanut Brittle Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Maddie Levesque
Added: Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 C. sugar
1/2 C. white corn syrup
1 C. roasted salted peanuts
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Directions:
Directions:
-Stir sugar & corn syrup in 1 1/2 quart casserole. Microwave at HIGH for 4 minutes.

-Stir in peanuts, microwave on high 3 to 5 minutes until light brown.

-Add butter & vanilla to syrup, blending well. Microwave at HIGH for 1 to 2 minutes. Peanuts will be lightly browned & syrup very very hot.

-Add baking soda & gently stir until light and foamy.

(be very careful, mixture is extremely hot and can burn you badly)
Pour mixture onto lightly greased cookie sheet. Let cool 1/2 to 1 hour. When cool, break into small pieces & store in airtight container.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
If raw peanuts are used, add before microwaving the sugar/syrup mixture, along with 1/8 teaspoon salt.
Nobody makes it like Verna!- Meme

 

 

 

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