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easy old timey peanut brittle

(3 ratings)
Recipe by
Joan Harrell
Hertford, NC

Mom always made this in the cast iron skillet on cold winter nights. When the weather was damp & rainy it didn't do well. As kids we would fight over who was gonna make the magic when you added the baking soda. I suggest you put everything in the skillet and don't turn it on until you have measured out the baking soda (set aside) & buttered the cookie sheet. Things will go alot smoother if you are prepared!! Hope you enjoy!

(3 ratings)
yield 8 unless you're really greedy!
prep time 30 Min
cook time 20 Min

Ingredients For easy old timey peanut brittle

  • Dash
  • 1/2 c
    white corn syrup
  • 1 c
  • 2 c
    raw peanuts (shelled or not it's up to you)
  • 1/4 c
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    baking soda

How To Make easy old timey peanut brittle

  • 1
    Combine all ingredients EXCEPT the baking soda in a heavy skillet & cook until the peanuts start to pop & mixture begins to brown. Stir often so all the peanuts cook evenly. On my stove it will cook about 20 minutes on 6 1/2 from the time I turn it on.
  • 2
    The peanuts pop open about the time the syrup turns a carmel color. Then take off the heat & add the baking soda. Stir quickly & mix well. Pour & spread out evenly on a greased cookie sheet.
  • 3
    When cool break up into pieces as desired. Eat & enjoy!!

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