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Misslopez cooking tips: ” Peanut Brittle” a recipe for one of those days you need something really really sweet…

Marisol's Peanut Brittle
Marisol's Peanut Brittle

Hi there, as the first recipe I share with you, I would like to start with something you can use to quench the craving for sugar we all have sometimes. It is really easy to make and they are delicious.
Some countries only make “Peanut Brittle” during Christmas Season but I make them usually when I feel like having something really sweet or when someone orders them.
I know corn syrup is hard to find in many countries like Spain for example, instead I make my own syrup with water, sugar and I add a tablespoon of  honey and a teaspoon of lemon juice. I cook the mix until it becomes a syrup. You can then substitute this syrup for the corn syrup. These mix is also healthier than the original ingredient, corn syrup, which is included in  most American candy and it is believed to be one of the causes of morbid obesity in the world.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup peanuts
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

Directions

  1. Grease a large cookie sheet. Set aside.
  2. In a heavy 2 quart saucepan, over medium heat, bring to a boil sugar, corn syrup, salt, and water. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Stir in peanuts. Set candy thermometer in place, and continue cooking. Stir frequently until temperature reaches 300 degrees F (150 degrees C), or until a small amount of mixture dropped into very cold water separates into hard and brittle threads.
  3. Remove from heat; immediately stir in butter or margarine and baking soda; pour at once onto cookie sheet. With 2 forks, lift and pull peanut mixture into rectangle about 14×12 inches; cool. Snap candy into pieces.

Eat it cautiously and in moderation, never forget to take care of yourself and your body, you only have one!
Hope you like this recipe!
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