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« on: December 21, 2011 11:53:36 AM »



One of my favorite things about Christmas is homemade candies. Today, I'm making peanut brittle. The first batch turned out...shall we say a bit smokey? If I'd waited until my candy thermometer read 300 degrees like the recipe suggested, my candy would have been black. So the birds got a Christmas treat. They'll love the peanuts!

Peanut Brittle

    1 cup white sugar
    1/2 cup light corn syrup
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1/4 cup water
    1 cup peanuts
    2 tablespoons butter, softened
    1teaspoon vanilla extract
    1 teaspoon baking soda

Directions
 

      Spray a large cookie sheet with non stick spray. Set aside.
    In a heavy 2 quart saucepan, over medium heat, bring to a boil sugar, corn syrup, salt, and water. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Stir in peanuts.
    Stirring occasionally, watch the syrup. When it turns a caramel color, it's ready for the next step. You can also test the mixture occasionally, by using a metal spoon. Dip it into the syrup, and pull out and watch how it drips off the spoon. You want it to drip slowly. But the color is the key.
    Remove from heat; immediately stir in butter , vanilla, and baking soda; pour at once onto cookie sheet.Push it around with the metal spoon. Then let cool. Snap into small pieces.

If I had just watched the color, and trusted my instincts, the first batch would not have turned out smokey flavored. You'll smell the sugar begin to burn if the color gets too dark. So this is not the time to get on Pinterest!
Now, back to my candy making.
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« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2011 05:44:22 PM »

Oh! Thanks for the recipie! I've been wanting to try more candy making since last year when I finally conquored my fear of carmel making, and I do have a certain someone that's been begging me to make him peanut brittle since he found out I cook.

It comes out of the pan ok with just non-stick spray? I'm living with my mom right now and she likes everything to be cleaned immediately (I don't know why soaking pans bother her so much) so she'd kill me if I ended up with peanut brittle peices cemented to her cookie sheet.
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« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2011 08:03:39 PM »

Oh! Thanks for the recipie! I've been wanting to try more candy making since last year when I finally conquored my fear of carmel making, and I do have a certain someone that's been begging me to make him peanut brittle since he found out I cook.

It comes out of the pan ok with just non-stick spray? I'm living with my mom right now and she likes everything to be cleaned immediately (I don't know why soaking pans bother her so much) so she'd kill me if I ended up with peanut brittle peices cemented to her cookie sheet.

Mine came out very cleanly. No stickage here.
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« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2011 10:37:22 PM »

Cool, then I shal be printing out this recipie and trying it at some point, hopefully soon  Grin
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