Golden Buttery Peanut Brittle
Package this brittle in a decorative glass jar, tin or gift
box and add a holiday decoration or bow on top as a perfect
gift for a friend.
Prep: 5 min - Cook: 53 min
2 cups sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup water
1 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, cut into pieces
2 cups raw Spanish peanuts
1 teaspoon baking soda
Combine sugar, corn syrup and water in 3-quart heavy saucepan.
Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until sugar is
dissolved and mixture comes to a full boil (8 to 12 minutes).
Add butter; continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until candy
thermometer reaches 280°F or small amount of mixture dropped into
ice water forms a hard but pliable strand (30 to 40 minutes).
Stir in peanuts; continue cooking, stirring constantly, until
candy thermometer reaches 305°F or small amount of mixture dropped
into ice water forms a hard brittle strand (15 to 17 minutes).
Remove from heat; stir in baking soda. Immediately pour mixture
onto two buttered baking sheets; spread evenly to about 1/4-inch
thick. Cool completely. Break into pieces. Store in airtight
Makes 72 candies (2 1/4 pounds)
Nutritional Info Per 1 Candy:
Calories 60, Fat 3.5 g, Cholesterol 5 mg, Sodium 40 mg,
Carbohydrates 7 g, Dietary Fiber <1 g, Protein 1 g
This recipe created by Land O'Lakes.