Quick-and-Easy Peanut Brittle
- Yield 5 cups
"My brother handed this recipe down to the rest of the family. It's great - everyone I give it to loves it."
- 1/2 cup light corn syrup
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 cup raw peanuts
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- Lightly butter a foil-lined baking sheet.
- Combine the corn syrup and sugar in a 1 1/2 quart saucepan. Cook over high heat until bubbly. Add the peanuts. Cook 6 minutes exactly, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, and taking care not to burn the mixture.
- Remove from the heat and add the baking soda. Be careful; the mixture bubbles up when the soda is added. Stir quickly for 5 seconds.
- Pour the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet into a very thin layer. Cool completely before breaking into pieces. Store in an airtight container.
Recipe by Mildred Fettig, Petoskey, Mich.