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Vicki’s Famous Old-Fashioned Peanut Brittle

Posted by Peggy on November 29, 2011

Vicki's Famous Peanut Brittle
Recipe: Vicki's Famous Old-Fashioned Peanut Brittle

Ingredients

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup white corn syrup, such as Karo
  • 1 cup raw peanuts
  • 1 teaspoon unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

Instructions

  1. Place sugar and corn syrup In a 2-quart glass bowl. With a wooden spoon, stir well to combine. Microwave on high 2 minutes. Remove and stir, then continue microwaving an additional 2 minutes.
  2. Stir in peanuts. Return to microwave and cook on high  2 minutes. Remove and stir, then continue microwaving an additional 2 minutes.
  3. Remove from microwave and stir in butter and vanilla. Stir well and microwave on high 1 1/2-2 minutes. (Watch very carefully; do not overcook or it may burn.)
  4. Meanwhile, lightly grease a baking sheet.
  5. Remove mixture from microwave and stir in baking soda. It will foam and bubble. Stir gently until light and foamy. Immediately pour mixture into prepared baking sheet. Let cool in the baking sheet at least 30-60 minutes or until firm.
  6. Break into your preferred size pieces.

Active Time: 20 minutes

Rest Time: 30-60 minutes

Number of servings (yield): Enough to fill a 6-inch by 3-inch tin.

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