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Randall Shelton's Christmas Peanut Brittle Recipe

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LaRue Wood
Added: Sunday, August 23, 2009

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 cup corn syrup
2 cups sugar
1 cup water
1/4 tsp salt
2 cups raw peanuts
1/4 cup butter
1 Tbsp vanilla
1 1/2 to 2 tsps baking soda

Directions:
Directions:
Mix syrup, sugar, water and salt in a HEAVY saucepan and bring to a boil. Cover pan & cook for one minute to wash down sugar crystals. Remove lid. Cook mixture until soft ball ( 232 ). Remove candy from heat, quickly add peanuts and continue cooking, stirring constantly; until mixture reaches 300 or hard crack stage. Remove from heat, stir in butter until melted. Add vanilla & soda. As soda causes mixture to foam, pour immediately onto a greased cookie sheet. With a wooden spoon spread out as thin as desired. Cool and break into pieces.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Randall Shelton, mom's neighbor would bring her every Christmas a container of Peanut Brittle. He loved to make it for the neighbors at Christmas time and became quite famous for his Peanut Brittle. Because of the quantity he made, his wife Sue said he would experiment with type of pans and etc, until he could make it fool proof. This is a basic recipe.

 

 

 

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