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Old-Fashioned Peanut Brittle

Course Candy, Dessert

Ingredients

  • 2 C sugar (white brown or combination)
  • 1 C light corn syrup
  • 1 C water
  • 2 C unblanched Spanish peanuts
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 1/4 tsp soda

Instructions

  1. In heavy pan combine: 2 C sugar (white, brown or combination) 1 C light corn syrup 1 C water
  2. Cook slowly; stir till sugar dissolves. Cook to soft-ball stage (238°).
  3. Add unblanched Spanish peanuts (2 C) and 1/4 tsp salt. Cook to hard-crack (290°), stirring constantly. Remove from heat and add 1 tsp butter and 1/4 tsp soda. Stir to blend and pour onto 3 greased platters (cookie sheets, even).
  4. Cool partially by lifting around edges with spatula - keep lifting so it won't stick. When firm but still warm, turn over. Break into pieces when cold. Eat! Yum! Then make another batch for tomorrow!
old-fashioned peanut brittle recipe
Old-Fashioned Peanut Brittle Recipe
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