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Peanut Brittle Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Jamie Spears

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 cups sugar

1 cup light colored syrup

1/4 cup butter

2.5 cups raw peanuts

1.5 teaspoons baking soda, sifted

Directions:
Directions:
-Butter two large baking sheets; set aside. Butter sides of a heavy 3-quart saucepan. In pan combine sugar, corn syrup, butter and 1/2 cup water. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until mixture boils. Clip a candy thermometer to the side of pan. Reduce heat to medium-low; continue boiling at a moderate, steady rate, stirring occasionally, until the thermometer registers 275 degrees (soft crack stage). Stir in nuts and continue cooking over medium-low heat, stirring frequently, until thermometer registers 295 degrees (hard crack stage).
-Remove pan from heat; remove thermometer. Quickly sprinkle baking soda over mixture, stirring constantly. Immediately pour onto prepared baking sheets. Spread candy out with a spoon or two forks as it cools. Cool completely. Break into pieces and store tightly covered. Makes 2 1/4 pounds.

 

 

 

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