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This is the easiest peanut brittle recipe I've found. It has become a family favorite.

Ingredients

Butter
1 cup sugar sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
2 cups peanuts
1 tablespoon baking soda

Instructions

Butter a 15x10-inch cookie sheet. Set aside. Combine sugar and syrup in a 3-quart sauce pan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Let boil without stirring until mixture reaches 280 degrees on candy thermometer. Stir in nuts. Continue cooking without stirring until syrup reaches 295 degrees. Remove from heat. Stir in baking soda, stirring quickly. Pour onto cookie sheet. Cool slightly, then stretch as thin as possible on sheet. Cool completely. Break into pieces.

Nancy O'Mary
Rock Island



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