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Peanut Brittle

Makes: 72 servings Yield: 2-1/4 pounds
Prep 15 mins Cook 45 mins to 50 mins
Peanut Brittle
Ingredients
  • 2  cups  sugar
  • 1  cup  light-colored corn syrup
  • 1/2  cup  water
  • 1/4  cup  butter (no substitutes)
  • 2 1/2  cups  raw peanuts or other coarsely chopped nuts
  • 1 1/2  teaspoons  baking soda, sifted
Directions

1. Butter 2 large baking sheets; set aside. Butter sides of a heavy 3-quart saucepan. In pan combine sugar, corn syrup, water, and butter. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until mixture boils. Clip a candy thermometer to side of pan. Reduce heat to medium-low; continue boiling at a moderate, steady rate, stirring occasionally, until the thermometer registers 275 degrees F, soft-crack stage (about 30 minutes). Stir in nuts; continue cooking over medium-low heat, stirring frequently, until thermometer registers 295 degrees F, hard crack stage (15 to 20 minutes more).

2. Remove pan from heat; remove thermometer. Quickly sprinkle baking soda over mixture, stirring constantly. Immediately pour onto prepared baking sheets. Use 2 forks to lift and pull candy as it cools. Cool completely; break into pieces. Store tightly covered up to 1 month. Makes 2-1/4 pounds (72 servings).

Nutrition Facts (Peanut Brittle)
  • Servings Per Recipe 72,
  • cal. (kcal) 69,
  • Fat, total (g) 3,
  • chol. (mg) 2,
  • sat. fat (g) 1,
  • carb. (g) 10,
  • pro. (g) 1,
  • sodium (mg) 37,
  • iron (mg) 0,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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