Grandma's Buttery Peanut Brittle
How to Make Grandma's Buttery Peanut Brittle
- Prepare 1/2 sheet cake pan by buttering it thoroughly. In a small dish stir together the baking soda, vanilla, and butter. Set aside for later use.
- Combine sugar, syrup, and water into an iron skillet. Heat mixture over medium high heat while stirring, until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture starts to boil. Continue cooking while stirring occasionally, until the candy thermometer reaches 295 F (approximately 30 minutes). The time will vary depending on humidity, altitude, etc. This is where patience comes into the mix! *
- Immediately add the peanuts and continue stirring. You have to be quick at this point so the peanuts do not burn! When the thermometer reaches 305 F pour the baking soda mixture into the skillet and stir once or twice. Immediately pour the mixture onto the baking sheet. When the mixture is completely cool, slightly twist the pan to loosen the brittle. Then snap into bite size pieces and enjoy!