PEANUT BRITTLE (SALLYE)

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By
@grandedame

What would a holiday be without a little peanut brittle?


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Serves:

ields 2-1/2 lbs

Prep:

5 Min

Cook:

40 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

3 c
granulated sugar
1-1/4 c
water
1/2 c
light corn syrup
3 Tbsp
butter
1 lb
spanish peanuts (not salted)
1 tsp
baking soda
1 Tbsp
water
1-1/2 tsp
vanilla extract

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Butter 2 large cookie sheets and set aside
2
Combine sugar, 1-1/4 c water and corn syrup in large cast iron skillet or heavy saucepan

Bring to boil over medium heat, stirring constantly
3
When mixture is boiling, STOP STIRRING

Boil mixture until candy thermometer registers 270 degrees

Remove from heat
4
Add butter and peanuts

Return to heat and continue cooking until thermometer registers 300 degrees

(or a teaspoonful of syrup will separate into brittle threads when dropped in cold water)

Remove from heat once again
5
Mix baking soda, the 1 tablespoon water and vanilla into hot candy

When bubbles susbside, pour candy onto the prepared cookie sheets as thinly as possible
6
Cool, then break into pieces

Store in airtight container with wax or parchment paper between layers

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Candies, Other Snacks
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids