Brown Sugar Peanut Brittle

Total Time
35mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

I love peanut brittle, and this is a recipe even those who are new to candy making can do successfully the first try. So yummy you won't want to wait for it to cool to eat it...

Directions

  1. In a heavy 3-quart saucepan combine sugars, corn syrup, water, and a dash of salt.
  2. Cook and stir until the sugars dissolve.
  3. When syrup boils, blend in butter.
  4. Stir frequently after mixture reaches thread stage and candy thermometer registers 230 degrees.
  5. Add peanuts when temperature reaches soft-crack stage, 280 degrees.
  6. Stir constantly until temperature reaches hard-crack stage, 300 degrees.
  7. Remove from heat.
  8. Quickly stir in soda and mix well.
  9. Pour onto buttered 15 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 1" baking pans.
  10. As candy cools, stretch it by lifting and pulling with two forks from edges to make it thinner.
  11. Break into pieces and cool.