September 21, 2011

I don’t know about you, but I love peanut

brittle. But I never attempted to make it myself.
I was talking with my sister today and she was
telling me that  her boyfriend Mitch was making
homemade peanut brittle. I am not sure
where this recipe came from but she
says it is awesome and very easy. You can
also add a little jalapeno pepper to make the
brittle spicy. I have tried spicy chocolate 
but never spicy peanut brittle so this
intrigued me. I am going to share this recipe
with you and if you make it before I get the chance
let me know how you liked it.  This brittle would make
a perfect gift for the upcoming holiday season or a gift
for a teacher.
Mitch’s Peanut Brittle
2 cups raw peanuts
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup white Karo syrup

Butter a cookie sheet and set aside. Mix water, sugar, peanuts, and syrup in a 2 quart sauce pan. Bring to a boil.Cook until candy thermometer reaches hard crack stage (310°F). Remove from heat.

Quickly stir in baking soda and butter. Will harden rapidly.
Pour quickly onto a buttered cookie sheet and let stand for about an hour to cool. Break up into pieces.


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