Peanut Brittle is one that can be made in advance and then stored in an airtight container. I hope you enjoy it. This is a classic recipe that my Aunt Ida made for Christmas.
It does take some time to make, and you will need a candy thermometer. You can pick one up at your local dollar store. You are going to cook it to the hard-crack stage (300 degrees). This is the stage that you cook to for toffee and hard candies. So, it is important to purchase one before you make this recipe.
- 2 pans (with edges)
- 1 candy thermometer
- 1 3/4 cup water
- 3 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup white karo syup
- 2 oz salted butter
- 1 lb. raw peanuts (about 2 3/4 cup)
- 1 TBSP baking soda
- 1 TBSP butter to grease pans
- Cook water, sugar and karo syrup to 250 degrees on a candy thermometer
- Add butter and peanuts.
- Continue cooking to 300 degrees on a candy thermometer.
- Take off of heat and add 1 Tablespoon baking soda.
- Stir rapidly for a few seconds until combined.
- Pour on a buttered try or pan (with edge)
- When it starts to set pull it out so it thins.
- Allow to set and then "crack" into pieces.
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