Get in the Halloween spirit and make your own candy! This peanut brittle recipe is fun for the whole family to make, and of course it’s delicious!
orange food dye,
Bring 1 cup of water to a boil.
Remove from heat, and stir in sugar until dissolved.
Then add and stir in corn syrup, and orange food dye (optional)
Cook to hard-ball stage (about 250 degrees), then add peanuts.
Stir occasionally to keep nuts submerged, and cook to almost hard-crack stage. (295 degrees)
Remove from heat, and gently stir in butter, baking soda, and vanilla.
Pour onto a clean and well-buttered slab/cookie sheet, and spread quickly into a smooth thin layer.
When cool, use a scrapper and break brittle into small pieces and store in an airtight container.
Adapted From: “
Joy of Cooking
” Cookbook; recipe on page 788