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Easy Peanut Brittle

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INGREDIENTS:

2 cups granulated sugar

½ cup light corn syrup

½ cup water

6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed

½ teaspoon baking soda

1 ½ cups roasted peanuts

 

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Line a lipped baking sheet with foil and spray it with non-stick spray. Set it aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan, I add the sugar, corn syrup, and water. I attach the candy thermometer to the pan, ensuring it touches the mixture but not the bottom of the pan. I bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat and then continue boiling until it turns golden brown and reaches 340 degrees, which typically takes about 15 minutes.
  3. I remove the pan from the heat and quickly stir in the butter and baking soda until smooth. Then, I stir in the peanuts until evenly distributed.
  4. I pour the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet and spread it evenly with a silicone spoon, working quickly as it starts to set.
  5. I let it harden at room temperature for about 30 minutes and then break it up into pieces.

Notes:

  • I use a candy thermometer to ensure the sugar mixture reaches 340 degrees. I hook the thermometer to the side of the pan so it touches the mixture but not the bottom of the pan.
  • I store the peanut brittle in an airtight container.
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