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Peanut Brittle Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Grandma Erin Bradshaw

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 c. light (white) karo syrup
⅛ tsp. salt
1 c. sugar
c. water
2 T. butter
1 c. Spanish peanuts
2 tsp. hot water
1 tsp. baking soda

Directions:
Directions:
Stir together corn syrup, salt, sugar, water and butter, then cook to soft crack stage (280 F) or until a small amount separates into threads which are hard but not brittle when tested in very cold water. Stir in peanuts gradually so that mixture will continue to boil. Cook, stirring frequently to hard crack stage (300 F) or until a small amount separates into threads which are hard and brittle when tested in very cold water. Color of mixture will darken slightly. Remove from heat. Stir hot water into baking soda and beat thoroughly into brittle. Turn out onto heavily greased baking sheet and with spatula spread out as thin as possible. Let cool slightly, about 5 minutes, then turn warm brittle upside down. Sheet of brittle may be cut into strips to make it easier to turn. Stretch brittle to desired thickness. Let cool, break into pieces. Makes about 1 lbs.

 

 

 

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