Molasses Butter Brittle
|Sugar||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Butter/Margarine||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Light molasses||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Vanilla extract||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
Combine the sugar, butter, molasses, and water in a heavy 2-quart saucepan.
Mix well and set over low heat; stir until sugar is dissolved.
Increase heat and bring mixture to boiling.
Wash crystals from sides of pan.
Set candy thermometer in place.
Cook, stirring constantly, to 300°F (hard-crack stage).
Remove from heat and remove thermometer.
Stir in vanilla extract.
Pour syrup into a buttered 8-inch square pan; do not scrape saucepan.
Before candy cools, mark quickly into squares with a sharp knife; set aside to cool.
When hard, break candy into pieces.
Store in tightly covered container in a cool dry place.