Peanut brittle makes the perfect gift for a friend. Package this peanut brittle in a decorative glass jar, tin or gift box and add a holiday decoration or bow on top.
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2 cups sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup water
1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter cut into chunks
2 cups raw Spanish peanuts
1 teaspoon baking soda
Butter 2 (15x10x1-inch) baking sheets; set aside.
Combine sugar, corn syrup and water in 3-quart heavy saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 8-12 minutes or until sugar is dissolved and mixture comes to a full boil .
Add butter; continue cooking, stirring occasionally, 15-25 minutes or until candy thermometer reaches 280°F, or small amount of mixture dropped into ice water forms a hard but pliable strand.
Stir in peanuts; continue cooking, stirring constantly, 10-12 minutes or until candy thermometer reaches 305°F or small amount of mixture dropped into ice water forms a hard brittle strand. Remove from heat; stir in baking soda.
Pour mixture immediately onto prepared sheets; spread evenly to about 1/4-inch thickness. Cool completely.
Break into pieces. Store in container with tight-fitting lid.
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First time ever making brittle/candy, yet it came out perfect. For me, it did take longer than stated to get to 280° then 305°, but I kept the burner the same and just kept stirring. Came out exceptional!
None other than took a bit longer than stated to reach desired temps
Tried & true recipe!!! Never fails. My dad looks forward to me making this for him every Christmas.