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Cooktop Brittle

Yield Makes 1 pound

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup dry-roasted or shelled raw peanuts
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

How to Make It

  1. Cook first 3 ingredients in a medium-size heavy saucepan over medium heat, stirring contantly, until mixture starts to boil. Boil without stirring 5 minutes or until a candy thermometer reaches 310º. Add peanuts, and cook 2 to 3 minutes or to 280º. (Mixture should be golden brown.) Remove from heat, and stir in butter and remaining ingredients.

  2. Pour mixture onto a metal surface or into a shallow pan. Allow to stand 5 minutes or until hardened. Break into pieces.