Wednesday, September 23, 2009

BETTY'S PEANUT BRITTLE

A common old recipe among Hoosiers.

2 cups sugar
1 cup white syrup
1 pkg raw peanuts
2 tbsp butter
3/4 tsp soda
1 cup water
1/8 tsp salt

In a saucepan mix together the sugar, syrup, and water. Cook over medium heat until the mixture reaches 236 degrees or soft ball stage. Add the peanuts and salt. Cook until the mixture reaches 295 degrees or starts to harden slightly. Remove from the heat; add the butter and soda. Stir well and pour into lightly buttered shallow pans. (Tin foil pie pans work great for this.) When cooked, break into pieces.

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