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Old Fashioned Peanut Brittle

  • 2 cups granulated sugar

  • 1 cup light corn syrup

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 cup water

  • 2 sticks of butter cut into slices

  • 2 1/2 cups dry roasted unsalted peanuts

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  1. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.

  2. Place the sugar, corn syrup, salt and water in a large, deep pan.  Clip a candy thermometer to the side of the pan.

  3. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture comes to a boil (6 to 7 minutes).

  4. Add the butter to the pan.  Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until the candy thermometer registers 280 degrees (about 15 minutes).

  5. Add the peanuts to the pot and cook for an additional 10 minutes, stirring constantly, or until the candy thermometer registers 305 degrees.

  6. Remove the pot from the heat and stir in the baking soda.

  7. Pour the peanut mixture evenly on the the sheet pan.  Spread to a 1/4 inch layer.

  8. Let cool, then break the peanut brittle into pieces.

  9. Serve and enjoy!

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