Recipe: Mom's Easy to Make Peanut Brittle Recipe
Category: Christmas Candy Recipes
Student Level: preschool, kindergarten, elementary
3 C peanuts
1 C sugar
1 C light corn syrup
1 T water
1 t baking soda
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.