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Peanut Brittle

  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Dark corn syrup 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Or Light)
  Dry roasted unsalted peanuts 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Unsalted butter 1 Teaspoon
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
  Baking soda 1 Teaspoon

Generously grease baking sheet.
Combine sugar and corn syrup in 2-quart measuring cup or bowl and cook on High 4 minutes.
Stir in peanuts using wooden spoon.
Continue cooking on High 3 minutes.
Stir in butter and vanilla and cook until candy thermometer registers 300°F (or until small amount of mixture separates into hard and brittle threads when dropped into very cold water), about 2 to 2 1/2 minutes.
Blend in baking soda and stir until mixture is light and foamy .
Pour onto prepared sheet, spreading quickly to edges using back of wooden spoon.
As candy cools, stretch into thin sheets using palms of hands.
Let cool completely .
Break into pieces.
Store pieces of peanut brittle in airtight container in cool place.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Side Dish

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 4096 Calories from Fat 2031

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 242 g373%

Saturated Fat 35.7 g178.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 10.8 mg3.6%

Sodium 1649 mg68.7%

Total Carbohydrates 430 g143.2%

Dietary Fiber 38.4 g153.6%

Sugars 263.8 g

Protein 114 g227.4%

Vitamin A 2.5% Vitamin C

Calcium 29.2% Iron 63.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Peanut Brittle Recipe