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slow cooker peanut 'not brittle' candy

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I got this from Stephanie from A Year of Slow Cooking. I made some really good candy the other day,with all of the ingredients you would use to make peanut brittle. But the crockpot doesn't really get hot enough to make peanut brittle,so you get this awesome chewy fudgey peanut wonderfulness which is a lot like a Payday candy bar.

yield serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 2 Hr
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For slow cooker peanut 'not brittle' candy

  • 3 c
    sugar or splenda
  • 1 c
    light corn syrup
  • 4 c
    of your favorite nuts (i used lightly salted peanuts and cashews)
  • 4 Tbsp
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp
    baking soda
  • parchment paper or release foil

How To Make slow cooker peanut 'not brittle' candy

  • 1
    Drop the 4 tablespoons of butter into your crockpot. Add the sugar and the corn syrup on top of the butter. Pour in the vanilla. Cover your crockpot and turn to high for one hour. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper or release foil. After an hour,stir well to mix everything around.
  • 2
    Add the baking soda. It will sizzle and make fun noises. Your sugar mixture will be kind of milky yellow and the sugar might still look granulated. Cover again and cook on high for another 30 minutes. Check and stir in nuts. Cover and cook again for another 15-30 minutes.
  • 3
    Or until the sugar mixture is brown and looks the color of peanut brittle. Or a payday candy bar nugent. Using oven mitts,carefully pour half of the pot onto each cookie sheet and spread out with a spatula. It will be lumpy because of the nuts. Let cool at room temperature for about an hour. Then tear into pieces.