Servings: 40 Servings
Peanut brittle is a classic dessert that's perfect for sharing around the holiday season, or anytime!
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon water
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup light corn syrup
- 3 tablespoons margarine or 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 pound shelled unroasted peanuts
Butter 2 cookie sheets, 15 1/2 x 12 inches; keep warm. Mix baking soda, 1 teaspoon water and the vanilla; set aside. Mix sugar, 1 cup water and the corn syrup in a 3 quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, to 240°F on candy thermometer. Stir in margarine and peanuts. Cook, stirring constantly to 300°F. Watch carefully so it doesn't burn. Remove from heat immediately; stir in baking soda mixture. Pour half of the candy mixture on each cookie sheet and spread quickly until it is about 1/4 inch thick. Cool and break into pieces.