A classic, crunchy
favorite for the whole family to enjoy. A perfectly delicious gift for family
1 cup Sugar
1/3 cup Light Corn Syrup
1/2 cup Water
1 cup Peanuts (can substitute any nuts)
2 Tbsp Butter
1 Tsp Vanilla
1/2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Baking Soda
Line a sheet pan with parchment paper and spray lightly for easy release, set
Put water, sugar, and corn syrup in a pot and heat over medium heat
till sugar dissolves, do not stir. Increase heat to high, and bring to a
boil. Boil till the mixture comes to 260F on a candy
If you do not have a candy thermometer boil till it just starts to turn
Reduce heat to medium, and add the nuts and butter to the mixture and
stirring constantly, cooking them until the thermometer reaches 295F.
Remove from heat and add the vanilla, salt, and baking soda, stirring
constantly until well incorporated. The mixture will foam up a little
Immediately pour the mixture on the sprayed parchment paper and spread
into a thin layer.
Let cool completely until cold and hard.
When the brittle is completely cooled and hard, break into small
pieces and store in air tight containers at room temperature. The
brittle will hold for one month.
For gift giving put several pieces in a small plastic bag and tie
with a ribbon.
Store in an air tight container and give as a gift within the month.