Saturday, December 17, 2016

Old Fashioned Peanut Brittle

Peanut brittle was one of my mom's specialties.   This is how she taught me to make it.  Spray or butter a pan and have it ready.

Peanut Brittle

2 C Sugar
1 C Karo Corn Syrup
1/2 C Water

Bring this to a boil in a heavy bottom kettle.  Attach your candy thermometer to the side, but make sure it doesn't touch the bottom of the kettle.  While this is working up to boil, get all your other ingredients ready and set to the side.  You want to have this handy as once your brittle hits hard crack you want to be able to dump them in without stopping to measure.

3 C Peanuts
2 T Butter
1 t. Vanilla
2 t.  Baking Soda

Add peanuts to boiling syrup and cook until hard crack stage.  Stir continuously.

Once this reaches hard crack stage, remove from heat and dump in the butter, soda and vanilla.  Stir vigorously, this will foam up, pour it into your pan.

Wait for it to cool - or, if you live in Wisconsin, take it outside and let it sit on your snow covered bench.  

Once cool and hard, break into pieces.  

Every time I make this, I think of my mom and the batches upon batches she would make.  It is so good and easy too.

Blessings from Ringle, Wisconsin.  
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