Peanut Brittle

by C.D. Morris



  1. Have all the ingredients measured out and ready. You won't have time to measure ingredients between steps.
  2. Grease a large cookie sheet and set aside.
  3. In a heavy 2 qt saucepan, over medium heat, bring to a boil the sugar, corn syrup, salt and water.
  4. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Stir in peanuts. Set candy thermometer in place and continue cooking.
  5. Stir frequently until temperature reaches 300 degrees. (or until a small amount of mixture dropped into very cold water separates into hard brittle threads.
  6. Remove from heat; Immediately stir in butter and making soda; Pour at once onto cookie sheet.
  7. With two forks, lift and pull peanut mixture into rectangle about 14x12 inches; Cool... snap candy into pieces.