Best of Show Dixie Peanut Brittle!

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Lori Harbin-Combs

By
@4dogslori

This recipe won a blue ribbon for me at the county fair and I have sold many pounds of it! Lot's of people have told me that it's the best, even better than the famous candy store's peanut brittle. It is a buttery, rich and melt in your mouth delight that I found in a newspaper years ago. Please use a heavy light colored saucepan and stir with a wooden spoon. Dark pans make the candy too dark. After adding the baking soda the mixture will be GREY and ugly but never fear it turns beautiful as you spread it in the buttered pan. Hope you make it!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Homemade peanut brittle is the best, and I love how easy this classic recipe is. It's so impressive, people will think you're a professional candy maker when they taste this buttery confection. Place in decorative tins or cellophane bags and you have a lovely hostess gift. The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
10 to 20
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
35 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 2 c
    sugar
  • 1 c
    corn syrup, light
  • 1/2 c
    water
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 3 c
    red skin raw Spanish peanuts with skins on
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter (and extra for baking sheet)
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp
    baking soda

How to Make Best of Show Dixie Peanut Brittle!

Step-by-Step

  1. Heat sugar, syrup, water, and salt to a rolling boil in a HEAVY 2-quart saucepan.
  2. Add peanuts. Reduce heat to low-medium and stir constantly. Cook to hard crack stage (293 degrees F.)
  3. Add butter and vanilla, then baking soda. Beat rapidly.
  4. Pour into a large well-buttered baking sheet, spreading to 1/4 in. thickness.
  5. When cool break into pieces. Store in an airtight container. Makes about 2 pounds. Cook time varies please be patient!

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About Best of Show Dixie Peanut Brittle!

Course/Dish: Candies
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: Southern
Collection: Gifts to Give
Other Tag: Heirloom



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