Day 9 - Peanut Brittle

This was actually going to be made before my adventures in chex mix, but my son broke my candy thermometer and I had to wait until I had time to buy a new one.

Peanut Brittle

Ingredients:
2 cups white sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup water

2 cups raw peanuts

4 tbsp butter
2 teaspoons baking soda

Directions:
Stir water, sugar, corn syrup, and salt in large saucepan over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Stir in peanuts and stick in candy thermometer. Unlike most candy, this needs to be stirred often or the peanuts will burn. Also make sure you use raw peanuts, not roasted, or the peanuts will burn. Take off heat when temperature reached 300 degrees F. Stir in the butter and baking soda. The candy should foam and turn lighter in color. As soon as the butter is melted pour gently onto a buttered metal pan. Spread gently, spreading too much will pop the bubbles. Allow to cool, and drop on floor to break into pieces.

The first time I ever made peanut brittle I used regular peanuts...burned and yucky...

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