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Peanut Brittle

This light and airy brittle will keep you asking for more.

My Grandma is known for her Peanut Brittle.  It has the most amazing flavor, and melt in your mouth texture.  Over the years it has spoiled me….to the point that I can not take a bit of any other Peanut Brittle.  Every year at Christmas time, she gifts each one of her children and grandchildren with a little baggie of the brittle.  Mine is never shared, and always gone very quickly.  The brittle itself if light and airy, not hard and crunchy or chewy.  She claims the secret to the airy brittle is by not over stirring the soda in , and also not spreading the warm brittle on the pan – but to let the air bubbles do their work.

Peanut Brittle

Author/Source: Lisa’s Grandma Lindberg

Lisa @ onceamonthmeals.com

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 2 cups raw peanuts

Directions:

Stir sugar, syrup, salt and butter in a saucepan.  Add in the peanuts, and turn burner on to Med/High.  Using a candy thermometer, cook mixture until it reaches Hard Crack temperature, stirring constantly.  You will need to be patient, as this can take up to 15 minutes.  When it reaches Hard Crack temperature, stir in 1 heaping tsp of baking soda.  Do not over stir.  Pour across a greased cookie sheet.   Do not spread out with spatula.  Let cool.  When cook, pry the big slab of brittle up and flip over on cookie sheet.  Using the handle of a heavy spoon, crack the brittle into desired pieces.  Store in airtight container

Freezing Directions:

Not recommended

Servings: 1 quart sized bag of brittle

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9 Responses to “Peanut Brittle”

  1. Tracie Sheldon says:

    Where do you find your raw peanuts? I always have a hard time finding them.

    • lisa says:

      Tracie – our local walmart carries them. This year I found them in a baking end cap – they are Fischer brand. I know I have had difficulties in the past as well – Lisa

      • Tracie Sheldon says:

        Lisa – LOL should have known Walmart would have it, I use to do peanut brittle every year but when the place I got peanuts closed I gave up. I’ll have to look at Walmart next week when I’m there. Thanks!!

    • jackie says:

      I accidently found mine at the asian market in our town. Really in-expensive there also!! 3 pound bag for $4

  2. April says:

    You said to stir in one heaping of soda. Is this baking soda? Just want to make sure.

  3. Ann M says:

    Dumb question – does “soda” mean baking soda or carbonated beverage?

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