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Peanut Brittle

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Ingredients

3 cups sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup water
1/4 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups raw Spanish peanuts

Instructions

Mix sugar, corn syrup and water in heavy cast iron skillet. Bring to a hard boil stage (use a candy thermometer). Add butter gradually and add peanuts. Allow all of these ingredients to cook until hard crack stage or 285 degrees. Remove from heat. Add vanilla and soda, stirring rapidly. Pour onto a buttered surface or pan. Thin out the candy as it cools. When cool, break into pieces.



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