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Grandma Wiechens Peanut Brittle Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Debby Wiechens
Added: Monday, September 25, 2006

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
3 c. sugar
1 c. hot water
1 c. light corn syrup
2 c. raw peanuts
1/2 c. soft butter
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. soda
1/2 tsp. salt

Directions:
Directions:
Cook sugar, water and syrup to 240. Add nuts and butter. Cook to 285. Remove from heat and add vanilla, salt and soda. Stir to foam mixture. Pour onto buttered or pammed surface as thinly as possible using 2 or 3 large cookie sheets. Use forks to help pull mixture thin as it cools. Break into smaller pieces and store in Ziploc bags. Think of Grandma Wiechens and a Merry Christmas!

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
My father-in-law, Don Wiechens, Mildred's brother,could not remember Christmas at the Wiechens without this candy. I spent a day with Grandma learning to make her peanut brittle back in the 80's. We made twelve batches for her to give as gifts! While the recipe is not uncommon her secret was a 3 ft. x 4 ft. piece of sheet metal used to pour the candy out on and pulling it with forks to paper thin. When Grandma passed at 89 yrs. I inherited the sheet metal. I made sure Don never had Christmas without his Mother's peanut brittle. I continue to make it for her grandson, my husband, Gary in her honor every year.

 

 

 

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