Peanut Brittle

Crystal ~

By
@crystal7

I got this recipe from an 1970's Betty Crocker cookbook. It has been the peanut brittle recipe that I always make.


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Rating:

Serves:

approx. 40

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

35 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1½ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon water
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 ½ cups sugar
1 cup water
1 cup light corn syrup
3 tablespoons butter
3 cups shelled unroasted peanuts

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Butter 1 large baking sheet; keep warm. (Baking sheet maybe kept in a low heated oven)
2
In a small bowl, combine baking soda 1 teaspoon water, and vanilla; set aside.
3
In a large saucepan, combine sugar, 1 cup water, and corn syrup. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, to 240 degrees on the candy thermometer.
4
Stir in the butter and peanuts. Cook and stir constantly to 300 degrees, and watch carefully so mixture does not burn.
5
Immediately remove from heat and stir in the small bowl mixture of soda, water, and vanilla. Mix thoroughly.
6
Remove baking sheet from warm oven and quickly pour the candy mixture onto the warm baking sheet; spread evenly and very thinly. Cool completely.
7
When candy has cooled, break into pieces. Store into an airtight container in a cool place.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Candies, Nuts, Other Snacks
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: American