Peanuts! Peanut! Peanut Brittle!

Living here in Savannah, Georgia, I have enjoy The Peanut Shop. To this day my favorite way to enjoy peanuts is peanut brittle.  It is easy to make.

2 c sugar

1 c corn syrup, light

1/2 c water

1/2 tsp salt

3 c raw peanuts with skins

2 Tbsp butter

1 tsp vanilla

2 tsp Baking soda


Bring water, sugar and corn syrup to a rapid boil. Add peanuts and reduce heat to a medium. Stir often til the temperature hit 300 degrees.


Add the vanilla, butter and baking soda making sure you mix well.


Spreading on pre-buttered cookie sheets. This is a large batch, you will need two cookie sheets. Work quickly because it hardens fast.


After the brittle has cold break into little pieces.


Don’t worry if you don’t have a candy thermometer. You can use a cup of water to check if the candy in ready or not. I used this method often. I never know what happens to my thermometer.


I enjoy coating the broke pieces of brittle in chocolate. Yum chocolate!!! This is a good combination.


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