easy old timey peanut brittle

★★★★★ 3 Reviews
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By Joan Harrell
from 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 Reviews
serves 8 unless you're really greedy!
prep time 30 Min
cook time 20 Min

Ingredients For easy old timey peanut brittle

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