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                        GRANDMA'S CHRISTMAS BRITTLE
 
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 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Desserts                         Candies
                 Holiday
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    3       c            Sugar
      1/2   c            Corn syrup
    1       c            Water
      1/4   c            Butter
                         -cut into pieces
    1       t            Salt
   16       oz           Dry roasted peanuts
                         -unsalted
    1 1/2   ts           Baking soda
    1       t            Water
    1       t            Vanilla
 
   Grease two cookie sheets and keep warm in a 200 degree
   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 degrees (soft-boil stage). Stir in butter, salt,
   and peanuts. Continue heating, stirring constantly,
   until the mixture reaches 300 degrees. Meanwhile
   combine baking soda, 1 teaspoon water and vanilla.
   Remove saucepan from heat. Stir in baking soda
   mixture. Quickly pour half the mixture over each
   cookie sheet. Spread with buttered metal spatula to a
   1/4 thickness. Cool. Break into pieces. Yield: About
   2 1/2 pounds.
   
   SOURCE: Karen Lou Grenzow, Sumas, WA, Country Woman,
   Nov/Dec 1992 SHARED BY: Jim Bodle 12/92
  
 
 
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