The Best Peanut Brittle

The Best Peanut Brittle

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You can substitute pumpkin seeds or any other kind of nut for the peanuts if you so choose.

You must pre-measure and prepare ingredients ahead of time. You do not have time to measure while cooking the candy.

I like to use a digital thermometer with an alarm. I set the alarm to go off at 300 degrees so that I know for sure its time to remove from heat and stir in remaining ingredients.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
16
Prep:
5 Min
Cook:
45 Min

Ingredients

  • 1 c
    white sugar
  • 1/2 c
    light corn syrup
  • 1/4 c
    water
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 1 1/2 c
    peanuts
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter, softened
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda

How to Make The Best Peanut Brittle

Step-by-Step

  1. Grease large cookie sheet. Set aside. Or use an ungreased cookie sheet and a silicone mat.
  2. In a heavy 2 quart saucepan, over medium heat, bring the sugar, corn syrup, salt, and water to a boil. Stir until sugar is dissolved.
  3. Stir in peanuts. Set candy thermometer in place, and continue cooking.
  4. Stir frequently until temperature reaches 300 degrees F or until a small amount of the mixture dropped into very old water separates into hard and brittle threads.
  5. Remove from heat; immediately stir in butter and baking soda; pour at once onto the cookie sheet. With 2 forks, lift and pull the peanut mixture into a rectangle about 14x12 inches.
  6. Allow to cool. Snap candy into pieces and store in air tight container.

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About The Best Peanut Brittle

Course/Dish: Candies
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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