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Default Mom's Peanut Brittle

Mom's Peanut Brittle
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1 cup sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 cup water
1 cup shelled raw peanuts
2 tbsp. butter or margarine, softened
1 tsp. baking soda

HINT: Have all the ingredients for this recipe measured out and ready.
This recipe requires that react quickly and you do not have time to be
measuring in between.

Grease large cookie sheet. In a heavy 2 quart saucepan over medium
heat, heat to boiling sugar, corn syrup, salt and water, stirring
until sugar is dissolved. Stir in peanuts. Set candy thermometer in
place and continue cooking, stirring frequently, until temperature
reaches 300 degrees F. or until a small amount of mixture dropped into
very cold water separates into hard and brittle threads.

Remove from heat; immediately stir in butter or margarine and baking
soda; pour at once onto cookie sheet.

With 2 forks, lift and pull peanut mixture into rectangle about 14" by
12"; cool. With hands, snap candy into small pieces.

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