Sunday, January 13, 2013

Jenny's Nut Brittle

I think everyone has their own version of Christmas goodies. This is one of mine. We're not big pans of peanut brittle. If I substitute almonds for the peanuts, then this stuff doesn't stand a chance!


Ingredients
2 cups granulated white sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup salted butter
1/2 cup water
2 1/2 cups nuts, peanuts, pecans, or blanched slivered almonds, or a combination
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

Method
1. Combine sugar, corn syrup, butter and water in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil. The color will gradually turn a nice toasty caramel color. Be sure to use a spoon that won't melt.
 

2. Using a candy thermometer, cook until 275F.  Stir in the nuts and heat up to 295F.


3.Remove pan from heat and stir in the baking soda. Mix well.


4. Pour onto buttered cookie sheets.  Spread it with a wooden spoon or forks to help pull it.

5. Allow to cool a few hours.  Break into pieces and enjoy.