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Mom's Easy to Make Peanut Brittle Recipe

Recipe: Mom's Easy to Make Peanut Brittle Recipe
Category: Christmas Candy Recipes
Student Level: preschool, kindergarten, elementary

Ingredients:

3 C peanuts
1 C sugar
1 C light corn syrup
1 T water
1 t baking soda

Instructions:

  • Bring the oven temperature to 200 degrees.
  • Lay the peanuts on a foil lined baking sheet and place them in the oven for 5 minutes.
  • Stir the peanuts a couple of times during the warming process.
  • Remove the peanuts from the oven and set aside.
  • Place the sugar in a heavy saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add the syrup and water and bring the mixture to a steady boil.
  • Once boiling, add the peanuts to the mixture and stir well to coat.
  • Cook the mixture for 7 minutes being sure to stir occasionally.
  • Add the baking soda and stir well to incorporate.
  • Remove the foil from the cookie sheet and cover it with wax paper that extends over the sides of the sheet.
  • Spread the mixture onto the prepared cookie sheet evenly.
  • Allow the mixture to cool completely before handling.
  • Break into pieces and store in an airtight container in a cool dry place.

Serving Size:  1 pound

Warming the peanuts before adding them to the sugar/syrup mixture helps in coating them better when placed in the saucepan.  Be sure to remove any skins that may be on the peanuts before adding them to the mixture. 

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