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peanut brittle

Recipe by
Crystal ~
Somewhere, IL

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

yield serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 35 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For peanut brittle

  • 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

How To Make peanut brittle

  • 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.