Saturday, January 31, 2009

Pecan (or Peanut) Brittle (AmyB)

Brittle is one of my all-time favorite candies this time of year, and this recipe was my Mammo's.

Pecan (or Peanut) Brittle

2 cups sugar
1 cup water
1 cup white corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons butter flavoring
1-1/2 cups raw shelled peanuts or pecans
1 teaspoon soda

Cook sugar, water and corn syrup in a large saucepan until a small amount tested in cold water forms a soft ball. Add salt, butter, butterflavoring and nuts. Continue cooking, stirring often, until mixture is a golden brown color. (Keep a CLOSE eye on this, because I have learned the hard way that it can burn awfully quickly!) Remove from heat. Add soda; stir up well and pour immediately onto well-greased platters. When cool, break into pieces.

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