Old-Fashioned Peanut Brittle

Old-Fashioned Peanut Brittle

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  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    15 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 15 m
Del Lockamy
Recipe by  Del Lockamy

“Old-fashioned peanut brittle just like Grandma used to make--simple and good!!”

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Ingredients

Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 1 1/4 pounds

Directions

  1. Spray two cookie sheets with non-stick spray coating.
  2. In a 4 quart saucepan over medium-high heat, combine the sugar, corn syrup and water. Heat to boiling and add peanuts. Cook until peanuts become golden in color and syrup mixture beads off nuts when raised out of pan. Quickly mix in the salt and baking soda until well blended.
  3. Pour the mixture onto the prepared cookie sheets. Allow mixture to spread on it's own. Cool completely, and break into pieces. Store in air-tight container or plastic bag.

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Cookin4Six!
105

Cookin4Six!

The recipe is fine BUT some very important steps have been missed which is why some of you have had troubles. Temperature is VERY important and is why some have not had the brittle harden for them. You need to use a candy thermometer and bring the mixture up to 300 degrees. Then, REMOVE from heat and add 1 tbsp of butter and then the baking soda. The butter should help it not over react and bubble over but you do want the bubbles because this is what makes the brittle, well, brittle! ;O) Also, warm up the pan that you will put the brittle into, this will also help it to spread. Hope this helps everyone because this is a good recipe!

Kim
95

Kim

Once I added the baking soda and salt the mixture foamed up and almost out of the pan. Then after putting it in the pan it NEVER hardened! It was chewy and stuck together. I guess I must have done something wrong, but I'm not sure what that was since I followed the directions.

PARROTHEADHUSKER
53

PARROTHEADHUSKER

This is exactly what I was expecting with Peanut Brittle.. Although it is extremely chewy once it warms up in your mouth. Anyone know if there is any check I can do that would make it less chewy but keep the same taste? This was very easy to make too! Loved it.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (20 total)

  • Calories
  • 143 cal
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 5.4 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs
  • 23.1 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 2.8 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • 160 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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