Chocolate Peanut Brittle

Chocolate Peanut BrittleThis chocolate peanut brittle recipe will satisfy any sweet tooth!  You will brighten up a special someones day with these as a gift.


Chocolate Peanut Brittle
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Recipe type: Dessert
 
This chocolate peanut brittle recipe will satisfy any sweet tooth!
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • ⅔ cup water
  • ½ cup glucose (pure corn syrup)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ½ pound raw shelled peanuts
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon soda
  • 1 tablespoonful cold water
  • ½ pound or more baker's "dot" chocolate
Instructions
  1. Put the sugar, water and glucose over the fire.
  2. Stir till the sugar is dissolved.
  3. Wash down the sides of the saucepan with a cloth dipped in cold water, cover and let boil three or four minutes, then uncover and let cook to 275° F.
  4. Add the butter and peanuts and stir constantly until the peanuts are nicely browned (or are of the color of well roasted peanuts).
  5. Dissolve the soda in the cold water, add the vanilla and the soda and stir vigorously.
  6. When the candy is through foaming, turn it onto a warm and well-oiled marble or platter.
  7. As soon as it has cooled a little on the edges, take hold of it at the edge and pull out as thin as possible.
  8. Loosen it from the receptacle at the center by running a spatula under it, then turn the whole sheet upside down, and again pull as thin as possible.
  9. Break into small pieces and when cold coat with "Dot" Chocolate prepared as in previous recipes.
  10. Half of a roasted peanut may be set upon each piece as coated.
  11. Note that the peanuts used in the brittle are raw. The small Spanish peanuts are the best for this purpose.
  12. After the peanuts are shelled, cover them with boiling water, let boil up once, then skim out and push off the skin, when they are ready to use.

 

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