A wonderful recipe. I've never made peanut brittle before; this was my first try. A couple of notes from my "beginner" attempt. I should have realized the mixture would cook up better if I had first stirred the sugar and corn syrup together before cooking. When I went to add in the peanuts, only part of the mixture was cooked, so I stirred it then and kept going, adding the peanuts to cook for the second part. When I got the bowl out, I tried stirring it again - and a moment of inattention cost me dearly! I looked away at my dog while I was stirring and the spoon slipped up and out; depositing hot syrup on my hand. Of course, I jumped (it freakin' hurt!), and didn't realize more flew off the spoon onto the floor. As I was rushing to the sink to put my hand under cold water, I stepped right into the candy on the floor. Has anyone else ever cooked peanut brittle and wound up with blisters on both your hand and the bottom of your foot? LOL I'm so annoyed with myself. I know better! After all that excitement, I added the butter and vanilla, cooked for the last minute and a half, added the baking soda, stirred (carefully), and poured it onto my Silpat Mat. Beautiful! I did add more peanuts (personal preference), and the recipe should read 1 TBSP butter, I'm sure. If a first timer can cook it to completion with all those stumbling blocks, anyone should be able to. Thanks for sharing!
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A wonderful recipe. I've never made peanut brittle before; this was my first try. A couple of...