Old-Fashioned Peanut Brittle

Makes: 1
Cooking Time: 20 min
What You'll Need:

2 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
2 tablespoons water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups unsalted dry-roasted peanuts
1 teaspoon baking soda

What To Do:
1. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil, then grease with the butter.

2. In a large saucepan over high heat, bring sugar, corn syrup, water, and salt to a boil. Continue cooking until syrup is golden and hard-crack stage is reached, stirring constantly (see Note).

3. Remove from heat and stir in peanuts and baking soda. Spread peanut mixture in a thin layer on prepared baking sheet and allow to cool completely.

4. Break into bite-sized pieces and serve, or store in an airtight container until ready to serve.

Note: To test for the hard-crack stage: Drop a bit of the mixture from a teaspoon into a glass of cold water. If it forms thin threads that crack easily, it has reached the hard-crack stage. If not, continue to cook the mixture, then test it again after a bit. Oh - be careful when working with the hot sugar mixture!