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Peanut Brittle

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  Raw peanuts 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Light corn syrup 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Butter/Margarine 1 Tablespoon
  Baking soda 1 Teaspoon
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon

Combine peanuts, sugar, corn syrup, and salt in a Dutch oven.
Cook over low heat, stirring gently, until sugar dissolves.
Cover and cook over medium heat 2 to 3 minutes to wash down sugar crystals from sides of pan.
Uncover and cook, stirring occasionally, to hard crack stage (300°).
Stir in butter, soda, and vanilla.
Pour into a buttered 15 x 10 x 1 inch jellyroll pan, spreading thinly.
Let cool.
Break into pieces.

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Difficulty Level: 
Side Dish

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2620 Calories from Fat 1013

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 120 g185.1%

Saturated Fat 22.7 g113.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 32.3 mg10.8%

Sodium 1999.8 mg83.3%

Total Carbohydrates 367 g122.3%

Dietary Fiber 18.6 g74.5%

Sugars 254.8 g

Protein 57 g113.3%

Vitamin A 7.5% Vitamin C

Calcium 23% Iron 55.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Peanut Brittle Recipe