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Old-Fashioned Peanut Brittle
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We're saluting the All-American sport of baseball with our recipe for Old-Fashioned Peanut Brittle. In fact, we think this easy peanut candy is sure to be a real "hit" with your gang!
What You'll Need
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup light corn syrup
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups unsalted dry-roasted peanuts
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
What to Do
- Line a large rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil, then grease with the butter.
- In a large saucepan over high heat, bring sugar, corn syrup, water, and salt to a boil. Continue cooking until syrup is golden and hard-crack stage is reached, stirring constantly (see Note).
- Remove from heat and stir in peanuts and baking soda. Spread peanut mixture in a thin layer on prepared baking sheet and allow to cool completely.
- Break into bite-sized pieces and serve, or store in an airtight container until ready to serve.
- To test for the hard-crack stage: Drop a bit of the mixture from a teaspoon into a glass of cold water. If it forms thin threads that crack easily, it has reached the hard-crack stage. If not, continue to cook the mixture, then test it again after a bit. Oh — be careful when working with the hot sugar mixture!
- Homemade candy makes a wonderful treat for your gang or a great gift! Why not try our Chocolate Almond Truffles for a special delight!
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