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Peanut Brittle

This peanut brittle has a wonderful buttery vanilla toffee flavor. It reminds me of the peanut brittle I used to get from See’s Candy. 

I like to make a few batches of this candy to give away as home made treats for Christmas. Be sure that whatever you package this candy in is airtight; you want the peanut brittle to stay dry and crisp. Any moisture in storing in will ruin the treat.

Be careful with this candy; it’s easy to snack on about half of it as your portion it away as gifts!

2 cups sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup water
1 cup butter, cut into pieces
2 cups raw peanuts
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla

Butter two 15 by 10 by 1 inch baking sheets. Set aside.

Combine the sugar, corn syrup, and water in a three quart heavy-bottomed saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture comes to a full boil.

Add the butter, and cook stirring, 15 to 20 minutes until a candy thermometer reaches 280 degrees F.

Stir in the peanuts. Cook, stirring constantly, until a candy thermometer reaches 305 degrees F. Remove from heat and stir in the baking soda and vanilla. 

Pour the mixture instantly into the prepared pans and spread to a 1/4 inch thickness. Cool completely. Break the candy into pieces and store in an airtight container. Enjoy!


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