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Peanut Brittle

Show: Nov 7th

Ingredients:Makes 1 1/2 pounds

Have a Microwave handy. (Your microwave may not be the same power as mine, so please watch the times stated)

1 1/2 cups Sugar
3/4 cup Light Corn Syrup
2 Tbl Butter, unsalted
2 cups Peanuts
1 tsp Vanilla
1 tsp Baking Soda


Grease a jellyroll (sheet pan) pan. Put 1 1/2 cups sugar and 3/4 cup light corn syrup in a 2-quart measuring cup or an ovenproof bowl. Stir until blended.

Microwave uncovered on high for 3-minutes. Stir and microwave again for 4-minutes. Stir in 2-Tbls butter, 2-cups peanuts and 1 tsp vanilla and microwave uncovered on high for 5-6 minute. Using a small spoon, take a small amount of mixture out and drop it into 1 cup of ice water. If it forms threads and is medium-golden brown, it is ready for the next step.

Now mix in 1 tsp baking soda. Pour onto prepared pan, using spatula, spread evenly. Let cool until hard. Break into pieces. Store in airtight container. 

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