Old Fashioned Peanut Brittle

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READY IN: 2hrs 30mins
YIELD: 2 pounds
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • in a 3 qt saucepan combine sugar, corn syrup and water. Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally until sugar is dissolved and mixture comes to a full boil 20-30 minutes.
  • add butter, continue cooking stirring occasionally until candy thermometer reaches 280*F (138*C) or small amount of mixture dropped into ice water forms pliable strand (80-90) minutes.
  • stir in peanuts, continue cooking stirring occasionally until candy thermometer reaches 305*F (152*C) or small amount of mixture dropped into ice water forms brittle strands (12-14minutes).
  • remove from heat, stir in baking soda. pour mixture onto 2 buttered cookie sheets. spread about 1/4in thick. cool completely, break into pieces.
  • Enjoy.
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