Friday, November 20, 2009

Peanut Brittle

A few years ago, while we were at the park celebrating Cuyler's 16th birthday, Cuyler got really sick. He itched really bad. By the time we got home, he threw up, and couldn't see. He couldn't even walk to the car to take him to the hospital. Craig and Allan had to help him. We found out that he was having Anaphalactic Shock. He is allergic to all tree nuts. That pretty much rules out most of the candy that I make for the holidays from his diet. Consequently, a couple of years ago, I started making Peanut Brittle. He's not allergic to peanuts.
Allan really likes this recipe because it doesn't stick to your teeth as badly as some others do.

Peanut Brittle

1 cup light corn syrup
2 cup granulated sugar
2 Tablespoon butter
2 cups raw peanuts
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup water

1 heaping teaspoon baking soda

Put all the ingredients, except the peanuts and soda, in a deep sauce pan. Put on medium heat stirring constantly until sugar dissolves. Now add the peanuts. Stirring at all times, take mixture to 285 (at our altitude). Remove form heat and stir in baking soda. Now pour out on a greased cookie sheet. Tip the cookie sheet to thin slightly (unless you like it thick, then don’t tip the cookie sheet). Let cool and break into bite sized pieces.

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