Saturday, December 19, 2009

Peanut Brittle

In a heavy saucepan, combine:
2 c sugar
1 c white corn syrup
¼ c water

Cook until it forms a thread when spoon is lifted out (hard crack stage). [My mom uses a wooden spoon.]

Then add:
2 c raw Spanish peanuts
2 T. butter or margarine

Stir constantly until it becomes light brown and the nuts smell done.

Remove from heat and add:
2 tsp. soda
1 tsp. vanilla

Stir briskly only until combined. Pour out on buttered cookie sheet (large), being careful not to break bubbles. When cool and hard, crack into small pieces with knife handle.

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