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Mom's Peanut Brittle Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Katie Whittier
Added: Monday, September 4, 2006

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 c. sugar
1 c. white corn syrup
1/2 c. water
2 c. peanuts with skins
1 tsp butter
1 tsp vanilla
1-1/2 tsp soda

Directions:
Directions:
Cook syrup, sugar & water slowly until it is very brittle (300)
Add peanuts and cook until it reaches a dark brown color.
Remove from heat and add butter, stir.
Add vanilla and soda.
spread thinly on lightly greased cookie sheet as it foams.
Allow to cool and crack

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Be careful! This will burn you quickly!
Mom used to tell me it was done cooking when it smelled "right". But, make it a couple of times and you will know what she meant!!

 

 

 

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