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Homemade Peanut Brittle

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Ingredients
  Baking soda 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Water 1 Teaspoon
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Light corn syrup 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Butter/Margarine 3 Tablespoon
  Raw shelled peanuts 1 Pound
Directions

Combine baking soda, water and vanilla in a small dish and set aside.
Place sugar, water and corn syrup in a deep, 3 quart, heat resistant, non metallic casserole; stir to blend.
Heat, uncovered, on full power 20 minutes or until candy thermometer registers 240°F.
If a candy thermometer is not available, drop a small amount of the mixture into very cold water.
The mixture should form a soft ball which flattens when removed from the water.
DO NOT PLACE CANDY THERMOMETER IN MICROWAVE OVEN OR USE TEMPERATURE PROBE.
Stir in butter until melted.
Add peanuts and heat, uncovered, on full power 12 minutes or until candy thermometer registers 300°F.
If a candy thermometer is not available, drop a small amount of mixture into very cold water.
The mixture should separate into threads which are hard and brittle.
Stir occasionally with a wooden spoon.
Grease 2 cookie sheets and warm in a conventional oven at 250°F while peanut mixture is heating.
Stir reserved baking soda mixture into hot candy mixture.
Pour hot peanut brittle onto prepared cookie sheets and spread to 1/4 inch thickness.
When peanut brittle has cooled, break into bite-sized pieces.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Microwaving
Dish: 
Cookie
Ingredient: 
Nut

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