Peanut Brittle

December 16, 2007 at 9:44 pm | Posted in Candy, nuts | Leave a comment

My Granny makes the most awesome peanut brittle – it is on the things I always look for when I go home for Christmas. I decided I would give it a shot this year. I thought it would be really hard – it wasn’t that bad at all really! : )

1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup water
1 cup peanuts
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1 teaspoon baking soda

Grease a large cookie sheet. Set aside.
In a heavy 2 quart saucepan, over medium heat, bring to a boil sugar, corn syrup, salt, and water. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Stir in peanuts. Set candy thermometer in place, and continue cooking. Stir frequently until temperature reaches 300 degrees F (150 degrees C), or until a small amount of mixture dropped into very cold water separates into hard and brittle threads.
Remove from heat; immediately stir in butter or margarine and baking soda; pour at once onto cookie sheet. With 2 forks, lift and pull peanut mixture into rectangle about 14×12 inches; cool. Snap candy into pieces.

Tip – make sure that you have all of your ingredients measured out beforehand – there is not time for you to measure ingredients between steps – this one moves fast!

Mrs. Pig Rating: This is really good!!! Maybe not as good as Granny’s but she does have a few years on me. And everything always tastes better when a Granny makes it right?? : )

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Recipes from, picture from my kitchen

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