Tasteful Tuesday: Peanut Brittle Recipe

March is National Peanut Month, so here’s a sweet and salty recipe to treat yourself with all month long.

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You’ll Need:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup dry roasted peanuts
    (if using salted peanuts, omit the salt above)
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • candy thermometer
  • greased cookie sheet

Directions:

  1. In a thick 2 quart saucepan over medium heat, bring sugar, corn syrup, salt and water to a boil.
  2. Stir until sugar is dissolved, then stir in peanuts. Put candy thermometer into place and continue stirring, watching for the thermometer to reach 300°F (150°C).
  3. Remove from heat and immediately stir in butter, baking soda and vanilla. Once combined, pour onto prepared cookie sheet and spread over the entire surface.
  4. Cool completely, then snap into pieces. Store in a cookie jar or sealed container and enjoy.

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