Sunday, December 16, 2012

Peanut Brittle

1 Tbsp Baking Soda
1 tsp vanilla
1Tbsp butter
1/2 cup water
1 cup light corn syrup
2 cups sugar
dash salt
2 cups raw peanuts

Lightly butter two cookie sheets
In a small bowl, place baking soda and butter and set aside.
In a medium sauce pan over med-high heat, bring the water, corn syrup, sugar, salt and peanuts to a boil stirring constantly with a wooden spoon. once boiling, clamp candy thermometer to side of pan making sure it doesn't touch the bottom. Stir occationally to make sure the peanuts do not stick to the bottom of the pan. Cook until the temp reaches 296 degrees F.

Remove from heat and stir in vanilla, butter and baking soda, stir for about 30 seconds. Pour out onto cookie sheets and spread out with spoon. Let cool then store in a air tight container for up to two weeks... not that it'll last that long ;)

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