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Peanut Brittle Recipe

    Ingredients:

    • 2 cups raw peanuts
    • 1 cup granulated sugar
    • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
    • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt

    Instructions:

    Prepare the Pan:

    Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease it. Set aside for later.

    Roast the Peanuts:

    In a dry skillet over medium heat, roast the raw peanuts until they become golden brown and fragrant.

    Stir frequently to ensure even roasting.

    Combine Sugar, Corn Syrup, and Butter:

    In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup, and butter over medium heat.

    Stir until the sugar dissolves and the mixture begins to boil.

    Cook to Hard Crack Stage:

    Use a candy thermometer and cook the sugar mixture until it reaches the hard crack stage (about 300°F or 150°C).

    Stir occasionally to prevent burning.

    Add Peanuts:

    Carefully stir in the roasted peanuts into the sugar mixture, ensuring they are evenly coated.

    Add Vanilla Extract and Salt:

    Remove the saucepan from heat and stir in the vanilla extract and salt.

    Mix well to combine.

    Add Baking Soda:

    Quickly add the baking soda to the mixture, stirring briskly.

    The mixture will foam up, so be cautious.

    Spread on Prepared Pan:

    Pour the hot peanut brittle mixture onto the prepared baking sheet.

    Use a spatula to spread it out into an even layer.

    Cool and Break Into Pieces:

    Allow the peanut brittle to cool completely at room temperature.

    Once cooled, break it into bite-sized pieces.

    Store:

    Store the peanut brittle in an airtight container at room temperature.

    Enjoy as a delicious treat or share with friends and family!

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