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Rec: Peanut Brittle - bean making this 30 years

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Posted to Thread #4453 at 10:40 pm on Nov 11, 2006

Peanut Brittle

In a large heavy pan combine:
2 cups sugar
1 cup Light Karo Syrup, or similar brand
1 cup water

Boil this mixture until it reaches 238
degrees on candy thermometer.

Then add:
2 cups raw peanuts
1/4 tsp salt
Continue to cook, stirring frequently.

Continue cooking and stirring until
thermometer reaches 290 degrees - hard crack - remove from the burner and add:

1/2 tsp vanilla
1 tbs real butter

Quickly stir together and add:

1 tablespoon baking soda. Mix well and, working quickly, pour onto buttered cookie sheet. Use two if you want it super thin. Spread quickly and let cool.

Break into pieces and store in airtight tin or canister. I have doubled this recipe but mostly I make a batch and a half as it fits in the pan better when boiling up.

I have made this with cashews and other nuts, too. Good stuff and not hard on the teeth!

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