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Peanut Brittle

Ingredients

  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 1/3 cups water
  • 1- 13 ounce can salted peanuts
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon water

Instructions

  • Butter 2 cookie sheets.
  • Cook sugar, corn syrup, and 1 1/3 cups water together in a 3 quart saucepan, stirring until sugar is dissolved.
  • Simmer over low heat until candy thermometer reads 270°.
  • Add peanuts and butter and continue cooking until thermometer reads 300°.
  • Remove from heat, add baking soda dissolved in the teaspoon of water.
  • When foaming has almost stopped, pour out onto the cookie sheets.
  • Spread thin and let cool.
  • Break into pieces and wipe bottom of piece to remove excess butter.
  • Store in airtight container.

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