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Peanut Brittle Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Angie Banger
Added: Tuesday, June 30, 2009

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 cups sugar
1 cup light Karo syrup
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup water
1 1/2 cups raw peanuts
1 1/2 tsp baking soda, sifted

Directions:
Directions:
Butter a large cookie sheet and set aside. Butter sides of a heavy saucepan. In pan combine sugar, corn syrup, butter, and 1/2 cup water. Cook and stir over medium-high heat will mixture comes to a boil. Clip candy thermometer to side of pan. Reduce heat to medium-low; continue boiling at moderate, steady rate. Stir occasionally until thermometer reads 275 (about 30 minutes). Stir in nuts; continue cooking over medium-low heat, stirring frequently until thermometer reads 295 ( 15-20 minutes more).
Remove pan from heat. Quickly sprinkle baking soda over mixture, stirring constantly. Immediately pour onto prepared cookie sheet. Spread quickly with tablespoon. Allow to cool completely; break into pieces. Store in tightly sealed container.

 

 

 

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