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.

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About 60 candies

Butter for greasing
cup light corn syrup
cup sugar
cup cold water
container (1 lb) cocktail peanuts (3 cups)
teaspoon vanilla
teaspoon baking soda
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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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*:
    • 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.