Vanilla-Flavored Peanut Brittle Recipe

Summary

CuisineCourse
DishMain Ingredient

Ingredients

 Soda1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Water1 Teaspoon
 Vanilla1 Teaspoon
 Sugar1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
 Water1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Light corn syrup1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Butter/Margarine3 Tablespoon
 Peanuts1 Pound (shelled unroasted)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 5034 Calories from Fat 2196

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 261 g400.8%

Saturated Fat 54.1 g270.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 96.8 mg

Sodium 2350.6 mg97.9%

Total Carbohydrates 636 g211.9%

Dietary Fiber 38.6 g154.2%

Sugars 409.7 g

Protein 117 g234.8%

Vitamin A 22.5% Vitamin C

Calcium 47.6% Iron 115.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

Butter 2 baking sheets, each 15 1/2 x12 inches; keep warm.
Combine soda, 1 teaspoon water and the vanilla; set aside.
Combine sugar, 1 cup water and the corn syrup in large saucepan.
Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, to 240° on candy thermometer (or until small amount of syrup dropped into very cold water forms a soft ball which flattens when removed from water).
Stir in butter and peanuts.
Cook, stirring constantly, to 300° (or until small amount of mixture dropped into very cold water separates into threads which are hard and brittle).
Watch carefully so mixture does not burn.
Immediately remove from heat; stir in soda mixture Ihoroughly.
Pour half the candy mixture onto each warm baking sheet and quickly spread evenly about 1/4 inch thick.
Cool; break candy into pieces.
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