Butterfinger Peanut Brittle

Pat Duran


Don't you just love peanut brittle?, but hate that it sticks in your teeth or dentures!
Well this soft brittle will not be one of those hard brittles..
This makes a great gift for the holiday- sweet tooth people on your list. Give this one a try!

Recipe idea from wives with knives and Cathy.

pinch tips: Parchment Paper Vs Wax Paper




2 c
creamy peanut butter
1 1/2 c
granulated sugar
1 1/2 c
karo light corn syrup
1/4 c
water plus 2 teas. divided
2 Tbsp
2 c
raw or roasted peanuts
1 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
vanilla extract

Directions Step-By-Step

Generously butter a large cookie sheet with sides.. Set aside.
Place baking soda in the 2 teas. water. Set aside.

In a microwave safe dish heat peanut butter until melted.(thirty second intervals-stirring after each time).
In a large saucepan combine sugar, corn syrup and 1/4 cup water. Cook over high heat to 275^ degrees on a candy thermometer.
Lower heat to medium, add butter and stir till melted.
Add peanuts, cook,stirring about 5 minutes until candy starts to turn brown and reaches 300^.
Remove from heat. Stir in baking soda mixture. Add vanilla.
Working quickly, fold in warm peanut butter, stirring gently.
At once pour candy mixture onto prepared cookie sheet. Spread fast and as thin as possible.
When completely cool- break up into serving size pieces.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Candies
Other Tag: Quick & Easy