Extra-Nutty Peanut Brittle

Extra-Nutty Peanut Brittle

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

Prep Time

30

Minutes

Total Time

1:00

Hr:Mins

Makes

 

About 60 candies

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)
  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.
Makes About 60 candies
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Tip
Give as a holiday gift in cellophane bag tied with a ribbon.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Candy)
  • Calories 70
    • (Calories from Fat 35),
  • Total Fat 4g
    • (Saturated Fat 1g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 50mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 7g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 5g),
  • Protein 2g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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 Choices:
    • 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.