Soft Peanut Brittle
Soft Peanut Butter Peanut Brittle. A softer alternative to a traditional holiday favorite.
1 1/2 c. light corn syrup
2 Tbs. butter
2 c. peanuts, raw or roasted
1 1/2 c. sugar
1/4 c. water plus 2 tsp. divided
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking soda
Generously grease a marble slab or cookie sheet; set aside.
In a double boiler over hot water, place peanut butter to heat. Meanwhile, prepare syrup in a large saucepan by combining sugar, corn syrup, and 1/4 c. water; Cook over high heat to 275 degrees on a candy thermometer. Lower heat to medium, add butter, stirring until melted. Add peanuts, cook, stirring about 5 minutes until candy starts turning brown and reaches 300 degrees on the thermometer.
Remove from heat; stir in baking soda that has been dissolved in remaining 2 tsp. water. Add vanilla
Working quickly, fold in warm peanut butter, stirring gently. At once, pour candy mixture onto prepared slab; quickly spread as thin as possible. When cold, break into serving size pieces.