Peanut Brittle

Recipe for Peanut Brittle
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1 cup sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup water
2 cups raw peanuts
1 tablespoon baking soda


Line a 10x12-inch cookie sheet with heavy-duty aluminum foil. In a heavy pot, mix together the sugar, corn syrup, and water. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Add the peanuts. Cook, stirring often, until the peanuts smell parched, about 15 minutes. Add the baking soda and stir quickly. The mixture will foam, then turn a golden color. Quickly pour on the foil-lined cookie sheet. When cool, break into pieces.


10x12-inch sheet

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peanut brittle

One of the comments reply stated that this recipe is not very crunchy. What can you do with the recipe to make it crunchy?

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I made it & Oh sooooo good it is. Such an easy recipe!

Omit the water and make it in

Omit the water and make it in the microwave.

I wonder if this recipe can

I wonder if this recipe can be made with raw almonds.

Yes, though the brittle will

Yes, though the brittle will not be as 'crunchy'. I don't notice that aspect but my wife and many that have tried my almond and pecan brittle crunch have made that observation.

Seriously much easier. Line

Seriously much easier. Line a shallow pan with foil and spray with pam or similar. Spread one nut depth NOT HIGHER of raw peanuts. In a CAST IRON SKILLET and ONLY CAST IRON melt sugar. No water or cornnsyrup. You may sprinkle the raw nuts on the pan with salt. Stir dry sugar over the heat with a wooden spoon and continue stiring til it melts. You must take every precaution not to allow any of the melted sugar to pop onto you as it will tear your hide off.

Pourmthe entirely melted sugar over the nuts. When cool it is the best brittle you will ever have. Be careful to drizzle it thinly and have no lumps.