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Super Easy Peanut Brittle

Prep Time:10 min
Cook Time:10 min
Yield:2 pounds

INGREDIENTS:

  • Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 1/2 cups dry roasted peanuts
  • 1 tablespoon Crisco® Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

PREPARATION DIRECTIONS:

  1. 1.
    COAT a 17x14-inch baking sheet with no-stick cooking spray.

  2. 2.
    COMBINE sugar, corn syrup, and peanuts in 2 1/2-quart microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH 8 to 9 minutes, stirring half way through. Stir in shortening and vanilla until well blended. Microwave on HIGH 1 minute.

  3. 3.
    STIR in baking soda until light and foamy. Immediately pour onto prepared baking sheet and spread quickly into even layer, about 1/4-inch thick. Cool completely. Break into pieces.

  4. TIP
    To make peanut brittle on the stovetop, combine sugar, corn syrup and peanuts in 3-quart saucepan. Cook and stir over medium-low heat to 240°F on candy thermometer. Add the shortening and vanilla. Continue to cook and stir until mixture reaches 300°F. Stir in baking soda until light and foamy. Immediately pour onto prepared baking sheet and spread quickly into even layer, about 1/4-inch thick. Cool completely. Break into pieces.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:

Serving Size (Abt 1.5 oz, 1/21 of recip), Calories 160 (Calories from Fat 50), Total Fat 6g (Saturated Fat 1g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 100mg, Total Carbohydrate 26g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 18g), Protein 2g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 0%, Iron 2%.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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