Mom's Best Peanut Brittle

Mom's Best Peanut Brittle

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"This is a wonderful peanut brittle that is easy to make and wows everyone! Have all the ingredients for this recipe measured out and ready. This recipe requires that you react quickly. You do not have time to measure ingredients in between steps."

Ingredients

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 143 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 6 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs:
  • 22.3g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 2.2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 4 mg
  • 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 132 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  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 14x12 inches; cool. Snap candy into pieces.

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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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Wow! For those of you who put in 2 cups of peanuts, you must really like a lot of nuts! I put in about 1 & 1/4 cups and stopped there. I didn't even attempt the fork idea. I kept my cookie s...

This recipe turns out great. I've made it several times. I use a digital candy thermometer for accuracy. It must reach 300-degrees F. to be crunchy. Baking soda adds an "easier bite" to the pean...

Great Brittle. A few tips: Be sure to have butter and baking soda measured out beforehand and waiting, (and butter softened) stir them in well to mix, but dont stir it to death. when it is foamy...