Gayle's Spicy Peanut Brittle

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READY IN: 15mins
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

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