Becky has spent her entire career cooking and baking, which are also her favorite hobbies outside of work. For her, time spent in the kitchen not only relieves stress, but is lots of fun as well. Becky’s love for baking began as a child, standing on a chair next her mom, adding ingredients and mixing up dough.
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Peanut brittle is a holiday favorite treat.
Butter 2 (15x10x1-inch) baking pans; set aside.
Place sugar, water and light corn syrup into saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat 8-10 minutes or until candy thermometer reaches 280°F. or small amount of mixture dropped into ice water forms a hard but pliable strand.
Add butter and peanuts; cook, stirring constantly, 4-5 minutes or until temperature reaches 300°F. or small amount of mixture dropped into ice water forms a hard brittle strand. Remove from heat. Add vanilla and baking soda; stir until combined.
Immediately pour mixture onto prepared baking sheets; spread evenly to about 1/4-inch thickness. Cool completely.
Break into pieces. Store in container with tight-fitting lid.
Dietary Fiber: 1g
This was SOOOO easy and SOOO fast! The only things I would suggest would be to add just a touch/pinch of salt to the recipe to get a bit of that salt flavor because the brown sugar is all I can taste, although I used salted cashews. But they are truly decadent!
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