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Mom's Famous Peanut Brittle

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“As my mother always says, if you don't burn your fingers a little bit, then you haven't done it right!”
READY IN:
30mins
SERVES:
8
YIELD:
1 pound
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Butter two 15x10 jelly roll pans and a fork. Heat water, syrup, and sugar over high heat, stirring with a wooden spoon until the mixture begins to boil.
  2. Add peanuts as syrup begins to thicken. Stir constantly until the peanuts just start to smell cooked and the bubbling syrup appears the color of pale straw.
  3. Remove from heat and add butter, salt, and vanilla, stirring vigorously. Stir in baking soda- mixture will foam.
  4. Pour onto one of the prepared pans.
  5. As the brittle begins to set, stretch the edges away from the mass and make it as thin as possible. As you stretch pieces away from the mixture, flip them over onto the reverse side and set them on the other jelly roll pan.
  6. Continue until all of the brittle is stretched as thinly as possible. Allow to cool on pans, then store in tupperware.

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