Peanut Butter Peanut Brittle
|Smooth peanut butter||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Sugar||1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)|
|Light corn syrup||1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)|
|Water||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Raw peanuts||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Sifted baking soda||1 Teaspoon|
|Vanilla extract||1 Teaspoon|
Butter two large baking sheets.
Warm the peanut butter in the top of a double boiler over simmering water.
Butter the inside of a heavy 2 quart saucepan.
Combine the sugar, corn syrup and water in the prepared saucepan over medium-high heat.
Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
Cook to 275 degrees on a candy thermometer, soft crack stage, stirring frequently.
Reduce heat to medium.
Add the butter and stir until melted.
Add the peanuts.
Cook for five minutes longer or until candy begins to turn brown and thermometer registers 295 degrees, stirring frequently.
Remove from heat.
Sprinkle the baking soda quickly over the peanut mixture, stirring constantly.
Stir in the vanilla.
Add the warm peanut butter, stirring gently until well combined.
Working quickly, pour the candy immediately onto the prepared baking sheets; spread as thin as possible with a spatula.
Let stand until cool and break into pieces.