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By no means am I a candy maker by a long shot! I make marshmallows really good, but other than that and fudge I don’t really mess with candy. I don’t know why, maybe because it’s so easy to mess up if it goes one degree over a certain temperature or depends on the weather. Whatever the reason I try to stay clear of it. This year I was determined to make this peanut brittle. Every year a friend of ours would make this and hers is the best I’ve ever had. This is her recipe and I have to say I’m proud of myself for doing an ok job at it. The first batch I made I left the peanuts in there too long the color was amazing, but the peanuts had a burnt after taste in the candy. The second batch came out perfect except the color wasn’t as caramelized and it firmed up faster then I could spread so it was over an inch thick, of course I’m sure stopping to take a picture of each step didn’t help any. Oh well, it’s made with love and did taste close to my friends so I’ll mark it as a success in candy making this year haha!

Peanut Brittle
(Adapted from Pat Green)

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½ cup boiling water
2 cups sugar
pinch of salt
1 cup light Karo
2 tablespoons butter
1 pound butter
2 teaspoons baking soda

Cook water, sugar, salt and syrup until it cracks in cold water.

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Add butter and peanuts.

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Cook until golden brown. Turn off fire and then sprinkle the baking soda over the mixture.

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Stir on High and let it foam up quite a bit. Pour on buttered cookie sheet.

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