Buttery Peanut Brittle

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Buttery Peanut Brittle

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Recipe Data

14
Servings
25min
Prep
25min
Total

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    Description

    Adding butter to this peanut brittle gives it almost a caramely flavor while highlighting the Spanish peanuts. If peanuts aren't your thing, substitute with your favorite nuts, such as: pecans, cashews, shelled pistachios, etc.

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Ingredients
    Serves 14
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    2 c. Hy-Vee granulated sugar
    ½ c. Hy-Vee light corn syrup
    ½ c. water
    1 tsp. Hy-Vee vanilla extract
    3 tbsp. Hy-Vee unsalted butter
    1 ½ c. Hy-Vee Spanish peanuts
    1 tsp. Hy-Vee baking soda
    Kosher salt, for sprinkling

    Things To Grab

    • Sheet pan
    • Parchment paper
    • Hy-Vee nonstick cooking spray
    • Heavy-bottomed saucepan
    • Whisk
    • Candy thermometer

    Directions

    1. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper; spray with nonstick spray and set aside.

    2. Add sugar, corn syrup, and water to a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat. Cook and whisk just until sugar has dissolved. Continue cooking 15 to 20 minutes or until mixture is golden brown and reaches 300 to 305 degrees; do not stir.

      Hyvee Culinary Expert Tip
      If the temperature indicated is not reached, candy will either be too soft and sticky, or too hard—even if it's off by a few degrees!
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    3. Quickly stir in vanilla, butter, and peanuts until butter has melted. Remove from heat and carefully stir in baking soda; mixture will change colors and bubble. Once evenly combined, pour an even mixture onto prepared sheet pan; sprinkle with kosher salt. Cool completely and break into large pieces.

    Nutrition facts

    Servings

    260 Calories per serving

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 10g
    • Cholesterol: 5mg
    • Sodium: 100mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 41g
    • Protein: 4g

    Daily Values

    0%
    Iron 6%
    0%
    Calcium 2%
    0%
    Vitamin D 0%
    0%
    Potassium 2%

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