Grandma's Peanut Brittle Recipe
Every Christmas I look forward to making and eating peanut brittle, because I have what I like to call:
The Original Recipe
What I mean is that the recipe that I use came from my grandma, which she got from her mom, it is OLD! Grandma used to make it every Christmas and send a big box to us. She and grandpa lived on a farm down south. It is the most delicious recipe for peanut brittle I have ever had, it just melts in your mouth.
Since grandma has been gone for 20+ years, I make it myself now, every Christmas. I give most of it away, since we really should not eat that much of it, but just a small taste........it brings me back to that time and place, the feeling of excitement when that festive box would arrive. The delicious flavor of it. A few pieces are all I need, each holiday, to relive a bit of my childhood.
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- 2 cups of sugar
- 1 1/2 cups Karo syrup (can use corn syrup)
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 1/2 cups of raw, unsalted peanuts
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 rounded teaspoons baking soda
- Boil sugar, syrup and water till it threads, then reduce heat
- Add raw, unsalted peanuts and stir until mixed
- Continue to stir until the mixture is a golden brown
- Add butter, vanilla and baking soda and stir quickly
- As soon as it is mixed pour mixture into a greased pan and let cool
- Break into pieces
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I keep my peanut brittle in a see through glass canister with a lid, so I can see how pretty it is and everyone who comes over can try some.