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Barb's Peanut Brittle

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Category: Candy

 Ingredients List

  • 3 c Sugar
  • 1 c Hot water
  • 1 1/2 c Light corn syrup
  • 2 3/4 c Raw spanish peanuts (make
  • -sure these are raw)
  • 1 oz Butter (1" x 1" cube)
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1 ts Soda
  • 1 ts Vanilla (use real vanilla;
  • -not extract)


This recipe takes quite a lot of counter space. Start by taking four
cookie sheets and buttering them. Around each cookie sheet, spread aluminum
foil (need about 4 square feet around each cookie sheet).

In a heavy bottomed sauce pan, add the sugar, water, and corn syrup. Make
sure not to get any on the sides of the pan. Heat on low until everything
becomes liquid, then turn heat up to medium. Insert candy thermometer, and
boil mixture until it reaches 240 degrees F. Slowly, add the peanuts. The
mixture should NOT stop boiling. Continue heating until the mixture
310 degrees F.

Remove the pan from the stove. Toss in the cube of butter. Mix the soda,
salt and vanilla, and pour them into the mixture. Mix it all up using a
wooden spoon.

Pour the mixture onto the 4 buttered cookie sheets. Get you fingers REAL
buttery. As the peanut brittle cools along the edges, pull it out into
thin strings. It usually takes two people to keep up with it.

As soon as everything has cooled down, store the Peanut brittle in a sealed
container. It is very hydrophillic and will stick together if you let it
sit out.

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