PEANUT BRITTLE (SALLYE)

sallye bates

By
@grandedame

What would a holiday be without a little peanut brittle?

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
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

Step-By-Step

1Butter 2 large cookie sheets and set aside
2Combine 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
3When mixture is boiling, STOP STIRRING

Boil mixture until candy thermometer registers 270 degrees

Remove from heat
4Add 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
5Mix 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
6Cool, 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