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    Gayle's Spicy Peanut Brittle

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    dawnie2u's Note:

    I was experimenting with some ideas that I had for making candy for my holiday baskets, and came up with this twist on peanut brittle. I loved it, and found it so addicting, that I had to send it all home with my stepdaughter.

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    1. 1
      In a large heavy pan combine: sugar, Karo Syrup and water.
    2. 2
      Boil this mixture until it reaches 238 degrees on a candy thermometer.
    3. 3
      Then add raw peanuts. 1/4 tsp salt. Continue to cook, stirring frequently.
    4. 4
      Continue cooking and stirring until thermometer reaches 290 degrees - hard crack - remove from the burner and add: vanilla and butter.
    5. 5
      Quickly stir together and add: baking soda and cayenne.
    6. 6
      Mix well and, working quickly, pour onto buttered cookie sheet. Use two if you want it super thin. Spread quickly and let cool.
    7. 7
      Break into pieces and store in airtight tin or canister.
    8. 8
      Gnote: I have doubled this recipe but mostly I make a batch and a half as it fits in the pan better when boiling up.
    9. 9
      I have made this with cashews and other nuts, too. Good stuff and not hard on the teeth!

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    Nutritional Facts for Gayle's Spicy Peanut Brittle

    Serving Size: 1 (108 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 356.8
    Calories from Fat 117
    Total Fat 13.0 g
    Saturated Fat 2.2 g
    Cholesterol 2.5 mg
    Sodium 390.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 59.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.1 g
    Sugars 41.9 g
    Protein 6.3 g

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