Peanut Brittle

Homemade Peanut Brittle

My husband always gets a box of chocolates/sweets on his birthday from the bank where he works. Besides chocolates and cakes, they also put in the box a small amount of peanut brittles….I love them very much and since this only happens once a year, I have to find the recipe so that I can make them whenever I feel like eating…. I took this recipe  from Allrecipes.com and have tried it for few times….just that I made it half with peanuts and another half without peanut since my daughter Nurin doesn’t like the one with peanuts.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  1. Grease a large cookie sheet. Set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. Remove from heat; immediately stir in butter 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.

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