Peanut Brittle Wreath

Oxmoor House
one 12-inch wreath

Ingredients

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2 cups sugar
3/4 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup water
1 1/4 cups raw peanuts
2 teaspoons baking soda

Preparation

Heavily grease a 12-inch round pizza pan and lower sides of a 46-ounce can. Place can, greased side down, in center of pizza pan. Set aside.

Combine sugar, syrup, and water in a small Dutch oven. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sugar dissolves. Cover and continue to cook over medium heat 2 to 3 minutes to wash down sugar crystals from sides of pan. Uncover; add peanuts. Continue to cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture reaches soft crack stage (275°).

Remove from heat, and stir in soda. Beat mixture constantly with a wooden spoon until golden in color. Quickly spread mixture on prepared pizza pan, and press to fit around can.

Cool slightly; carefully remove can from center. Allow peanut brittle to cool completely before removing from pan. Wrap in plastic wrap.

Created date

February 2010