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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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Side Dish

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