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    Golden Buttery Peanut Brittle 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 container.

    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.

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