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Grandma's Christmas Brittle

Grandma's Christmas Brittle

  • Yield: 1 serving
  • Prep time:15 Minutes
  • Cook time:15 Minutes


  • 3 cup(s) Granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup(s) Light corn syrum
  • 1 cup(s) Water
  • 1/4 cup(s) Butter Cubed
  • 1 teaspoon(s) Salt
  • 16 ounce(s) Unsealed dry roasted peanuts
  • 1.5 teaspoon(s) Baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon(s) Water
  • 1 teaspoon(s) Vanilla extract


Grease two baking sheets and keep warm in a 200° oven. In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, corn syrup and 1 cup water. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until a candy thermometer reaches 240° (soft-ball stage). Stir in butter, salt and peanuts. Continue heating, stirring constantly, until the mixture reaches 300°.

Meanwhile, combine the baking soda, 1 teaspoon water and vanilla. Remove saucepan from the heat. Stir in baking soda mixture. Quickly pour half the mixture over each baking sheet. Spread with a buttered metal spatula to a 1/4-in. thickness. Cool. Break into pieces. Store in an airtight container. Yield: about 2-1/2 pounds.

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