2 cups sugar
1/4 cup water
1-1/2 cups light corn syrup
2 cups salted peanuts
2 to 2-1/2 cups peanut butter
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1-1/2 tsp. baking soda
Combine sugar and water in heavy saucepan. Bring mixture to full rolling boil over high
heat, stirring constantly. Stir in corn syrup. Cook to hard crack stage,
Meanwhile, heat peanut butter in pot using double boiler.
Add peanuts and make mixture hot and creamy. Just
before syrup hits 290 add vanilla, stir, turn off heat at 290
degrees and immediately add melty peanut/peanut butter mixture and soda;
stir quickly and vigorouslly. Working quickly, pour or trowel
onto buttered cookie
sheet; spread with tools. Cool; cut into into pieces. It is
fragile but tastes great!
Yield: About 3 pounds of creamy peanut brittle.
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