December 7, 2009

The BEST Peanut Brittle Recipe

1/2 cube margarine (NOT butter)
1 cup raw Spanish peanuts
1/2 cup white Karo syrup
1 cup sugar
Dash of Salt
1/4 cup water

To add later:
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla

Combine all ingredients in saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Allow to cook to hard crack stage (300 degrees). Take from heat and add soda and vanilla. Stir well, then pour onto greased cookie sheet and cool. Break into pieces. Run paper towel over pieces to dab off excess grease.

You can double this recipe and be fine - I have even tripled it and been okay - just make sure you grease more cookie sheets. Getting this to 300 degrees takes a LONG time. It took over 45 minutes for a triple batch. Have someone help stir or distract yourself with a movie.

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