Peanut Brittle

I've had this recipe ever since I left home.  I use to make it every year at Christmas, I dug it out of the old recipe file and figured I make some for the baskets I am putting together.

I’ve had this recipe ever since I left home. I use to make it every year at Christmas, I dug it out of the old recipe file and figured I make some for the baskets I am putting together.

Peanut Brittle

12 Servings

Peanut Brittle

I've had this recipe ever since I left home. I use to make it every year at Christmas, I dug it out of the old recipe file and figured I make some for the baskets I am putting together.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cups raw peanuts
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Directions:

  1. Spray a cookie sheet lightly but evenly with cooking spray.
  2. In a large sauce pan mix sugar, corn syrup and water.
  3. Bring to a boil over medium high heat.
  4. Continue boiling, stirring frequently until liquid reaches hard ball stage or 260F on a candy thermometer.
  5. Add peanuts and butter, stirring gently to keep peanuts from sinking.
  6. Continue to cook and gently stir until peanuts are light golden brown and smell roasted.
  7. Remove pan from heat.
  8. Quickly add baking soda and vanilla, stirring to blend.
  9. Pour mixture onto prepared cookie sheet.
  10. When peanut brittle is cooled and hard, break into bite size pieces.
http://www.thehungryhoarder.com/2012/12/17/peanut-brittle/

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