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Peanut Brittle-Nan's Method Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Nan Drake
Added: Sunday, February 6, 2011

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 cups sugar
1 cup white karo syrup
1/2 cup water
16 - 20 oz. raw peanuts
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda

Directions:
Directions:
Lightly butter two very large cookie sheets (we use disposable aluminum oven liners). Combine sugar, syrup, and water in a heavy pan and heat to 220 degrees(use a candy thermometer). Add peanuts, vanilla, and butter to mixture and heat to 300 - 305 degrees while stirring constantly. Remove from stove and stir in baking soda (it will foam). Pour brittle onto buttered cookie sheets. It is helpful to immediately put the empty pan in sink under running faucet to be ready for the next batch. Stretch the brittle thin with forks and buttered fingers (you will likely get burned but it's worth it). Break up when cool and store in containers.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is our famous peanut brittle. The secret is in the method. Make only one batch at a time and stretch it thin across the cookie sheet.

 

 

 

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