Sunday, January 9, 2011

Pulled Peanut Brittle (Grandma Opal's)

2 c. sugar
1 c. white Karo syrup
1 c. water
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
2 c. raw peanuts
1 1/2 tsp soda
1 cube butter (cut into smaller pieces so it will melt fast)

Bring sugar, syrup, water and salt to boil and boil for 1 minute with lid on.  Cook to hard boil using thermometer.  Add vanilla and peanuts.  Stir well and put thermometer back in.  Cook to 290 degrees or hard crack, stirring constantly.  Add butter and take of heat.  Add soda and stir well.  Pour out on well buttered cookie sheet.  As candy cools pull.  Pull slowly and stretch out on wax paper for it to completely cool and set up.  CAUTION...candy is very hot!

*This is Grandma Opal's recipe.  Many of you remember helping her pull the peanut brittle and how it burned our fingers.  Not many can make it like she did.  I know I can't.  Love and Miss you Grandma.  The picture is some that Mom made.
*I would suggest that if you haven't helped Grandma or made this with someone else before, find someone that has made it and have them help you.  You for sure need two people to pull it.


Alison said...

Peanut brittle is my favorite Christmas candy! I've never heard of "pulled" before. Sounds interesting and delicious!

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