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Extra-Nutty Peanut Brittle

 3 Ratings
3 Comments
  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 60 min
  • Servings 60

Peanuts provide a simple addition to these homemade candies that’s ready in an hour - perfect dessert to treat a crowd.

Ingredients

Butter for greasing
1/2
cup light corn syrup
1
cup sugar
1/2
cup cold water
1
container (1 lb) cocktail peanuts (3 cups)
1
teaspoon vanilla
1
teaspoon baking soda
1
tablespoon butter (do not use margarine)

Directions

  • 1 Generously grease large cookie sheet and wooden spoon with butter.
  • 2 In 2-quart nonstick saucepan, heat corn syrup, sugar and water to boiling, stirring frequently. Boil 10 to 15 minutes, stirring frequently, until mixture reaches 230°F to 234°F on candy thermometer and forms a long thread when spoon is lifted and held above pan. Stir in peanuts. Cook 10 to 15 minutes longer, stirring frequently, until peanuts turn golden brown and mixture reaches 300°F.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in small bowl, stir vanilla and baking soda until soda is dissolved. Remove saucepan from heat; stir in vanilla mixture and butter. Quickly spread on cookie sheet, smoothing top with back of buttered spoon to make a single layer of peanuts. Cool about 20 minutes; break into 1-inch pieces. Store in airtight container up to 3 weeks.

Expert Tips

Give as a holiday gift in cellophane bag tied with a ribbon.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Candy
Calories
70
Calories from Fat
35
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
6%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
50mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
7g
2%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
5g
5%
Protein
2g
2%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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