Mom's peanut brittle
STEP #1 - 3 cups sugar - 1 cup white - Karo Syrup 1 - 1/2 cup cold water - Cook these three items without stirring to soft boil (234 degrees)
STEP #2 Then add: - 1# raw peanuts (can be made with or without skins) - 4 tablespoons butter/margarine - Cook to hard crack stage (300 degrees check temperature on web)
STEP #3 Remove from heat and add at the same time but separately: - 1 teaspoon vanilla - pinch of salt - 2 teaspoons baking soda
STEP #4 Pour onto Pam'd cookie sheet. Be sure to have heavy towel or bread board underneath the cookie sheet as it gets quite hot.
The secret for me is to just pour the brittle out on a cookie sheet and NOT spread it thin. That just takes all the air bubbles out and leaves it hard.
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