This is a repost of my famous Peanut Brittle. I love this stuff! I haven't had the time to make any this year, but i'm hoping I can atleast get one batch done before the season is over. Either that or i'll whip up a batch in the spring time. How random would that be?! Have a great Tuesday!!
Yes...it's just me, Erica, today. Let's just say Moni had a little mis-hap with hers with smoke and sparks involved...lol...and she will be posting tomorrow.
We are doing these a little early in the Christmas season, because my sweet sister will be home this weekend and she wanted to get her neighbor gifts out before she came. I can't wait to see her!!! I think it's great to give them out early though, because it seems like I get a lot of sweets the week of Christmas and throw quite a bit of it out...Sorry, but it's true. If I got a plate full of goodies today, they'd be gone by now. :o)
I decided to make my Peanut Brittle. I've been making this for a few years now. It's so deliciously yummy and it seriously melts in your mouth. It's just a few simple ingredients, but you need to have patience in making it. The results, I promise, are worth it! I hope my neighbors were happy with my treat this year. I will be making more for my family, cause it's so good, it needs to be shared.
2 c. sugar
1 c. light corn syrup
1/2 c. water
1 c. butter, cut into pieces
2 c. raw spanish peanuts
1 tsp. baking soda
In a big saucepan combine sugar, corn syrup, and water. Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until sugar is dissolved and mixture comes to a full boil. Add butter; continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until candy thermometer reaches 280 degrees or small amount of mix dropped into ice water forms a pliable strand, 80-90 minutes. Stir in peanuts; continue cooking, stirring constantly, until candy thermometer reaches 305 degrees or small amount dropped in ice water forms a brittle strand. Remove from heat and sitr in baking soda. Pour mixture onto a big buttered cookie sheet or two small cookie sheets. Spread and let cool. Break it up by hitting it with a knife or something hard.
This stuff is so hot, so keep your kids away.
Hope you enjoy it as much as we do! Stay tuned for Moni's part tomorrow...I hope!