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Here is the Peanut Brittle recipe that some have asked for!! 1 Package Peanut Butter Pieces 1 1/2 Cups Butter (3 cubes) 1 3/4 Cups Sugar 3 Tablespoons Light Corn Syrup 3 Tablespoons Water 1 1/2 Cups S
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Chunky Peanut Brittle

posted at 12/5/2013 8:56 PM EST
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Here is the Peanut Brittle recipe that some have asked for!!

1 Package Peanut Butter Pieces
1 1/2 Cups Butter (3 cubes)
1 3/4 Cups Sugar
3 Tablespoons Light Corn Syrup
3 Tablespoons Water
1 1/2 Cups Salted Peanuts, coarsely chopped
1 Package (12 oz) Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips

Lightly grease 15"x10" jelly roll pan.  Sprinkle 1 cup peanut butter pieces evenly over bottom of pan. Set aside.
In 2-3 quart saucepan over medium heat, heat butter, sugar, corn syrup, and water to boiling, stirring often..  Set candy thermometer in place and continue cooking stirring frequently until temperature reaches 300 degrees F, or hard crack stage.( about 20 min)
Remove saucepan from heat, stir in chopped peanuts.  Immediately pour mixture evenly onto prepared pan being careful not to disturb peanut butter pieces.  Quickly sprinkle mixture with semi sweet chocolate pieces and peanut butter flavor pieces.
Cool, ( may refrigerate) Remove from pan and break into pieces with hands.

Re: Chunky Peanut Brittle

posted at 12/5/2013 10:04 PM EST
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Wow -- thanks Barbara.  I asked for the recipe and am glad to have it.  I can't wait to try.

Re: Chunky Peanut Brittle

posted at 12/5/2013 11:09 PM EST
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This sounds good.  I have been toying with the idea of trying peanut brittle again.  (last time I made it was more years ago than I care to say)
This sounds like a great version.

Now I will ask, and Nancy since you seem to make more peanut brittle than Old Dominion (the only brand I ever see) do you use raw peanut or roasted ones.  The recipe I found that I was going to use says if the peanuts are raw put them in the sugar syrup earlier and they cook and if they are roasted add them just before the mixture gets poured onto the pan. 
If you use raw nuts have you made it with roasted nuts and is there a difference? 

Re: Chunky Peanut Brittle

posted at 12/6/2013 7:40 AM EST
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Thanks for the great sounding recipe and Info.

Re: Chunky Peanut Brittle

posted at 12/6/2013 8:16 AM EST
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thank you love peanut brittle

Re: Chunky Peanut Brittle

posted at 12/6/2013 8:17 AM EST
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thank you love peanut brittle

Re: Chunky Peanut Brittle

posted at 12/6/2013 9:28 AM EST
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Nikki - for my microwave recipe, I use only raw peanuts.  (at this time of year it's easy to find raw peanuts in the nutty section of your store. 
You will get much bigger, better raw peanuts if you buy them in the shell, found in the produce dept. of your store..  Shell them yourself)

Once I found an almost exactly identical recipe calling for regular, easy to find, roasted peanuts from the snack dept. of the store.   That turned out OK but not as good as the fresh nut recipe.

The homemade peanut brittle is sooooo good and my recipe is made in the microwave so it's fast and easy.

I can't wait to try Barbara's recipe because is sounds good and so different.

Re: Chunky Peanut Brittle

posted at 12/6/2013 9:39 AM EST
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In Response to Re: Chunky Peanut Brittle:
Nikki - for my microwave recipe, I use only raw peanuts.  ( at this time of year it's easy to find raw peanuts in the nutty section of your store.  You will get much bigger, better raw peanuts if you buy them in the shell, found in the produce dept. of your store..  Shell them yourself) Once I found an almost exactly identical recipe calling for regular, easy to find, roasted peanuts from the snack dept. of the store.   That turned out OK but not as good as the fresh nut recipe. The homemade peanut brittle is sooooo good and my recipe is made in the microwave so it's fast and easy. I can't wait to try Barbara's recipe because is sounds good and so different.
Posted by Nancy G

Sounds like all you would have to do is just put the chips on the bottom of the pan and the other chips on the top and use your regular recipe. 


By the way the recipe I found calls for baking soda it says it makes it "fluffier" if that would be the correct term for a hard candy. Does your recipe use baking soda and have you found it makes a difference using it or not? 
Gosh I wish we lived closer so you could give me a candy making lesson.

Re: Chunky Peanut Brittle

posted at 12/6/2013 9:49 AM EST
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MICROWAVE PEANUT BRITTLE
Butter a piece of foil on a cookie sheet.
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup white syrup
1 cup raw peanuts
1 tsp butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
Put sugar and syrup in large microwave dish. Stir well.
'Wave uncovered on HI for 4 minutes.
Stir in peanuts. 'wave for 3 minutes.
Stir in vanilla and butter. 'wave 1 minute
Stir in baking soda, Stir hard and fast and quickly dump
onto buttered foil. Spread out. Cool and break into pieces.
I add 4 or 5 seconds to each cooking time.  The mixture will
appear pale when it's done but it's OK.  Do cook it long enough.
The cooking bowl gets very hot. Be careful.
Pile up newspaper or something "heat proof" ( a cookie cooling rack) where you
set the cookie sheet.  This is HOT.  
Bowl will appear to be so covered with hard brittle that you
can never get it cleaned....fill with water and let soak
for a bit.  It will all dissolve with no problem.
I've tried making this with all sorts of other nuts - pecans.
filberts, Brazil nuts (chopped), almonds, etc.  I didn't
think it was great.

Re: Chunky Peanut Brittle

posted at 12/6/2013 9:54 AM EST
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When you stir in the baking soda it will FOAM ........ dump/spoon it onto the buttered foil.  

 I use buttered foil on the cookie sheet so I don't have to scrub the sheet

Re: Chunky Peanut Brittle

posted at 12/6/2013 10:15 AM EST
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The peanuts I use come right out of the can!!! Planter's salted cocktail peanuts! You might notice that there is no salt in the recipe. This recipe was originally in the Better Homes and Gardens magazine years ago!

Re: Chunky Peanut Brittle

posted at 12/6/2013 10:16 AM EST
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Sounds great, thanks!

Re: Chunky Peanut Brittle

posted at 12/6/2013 11:18 AM EST
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Nancy are you trying to get me to use my microwave for something other than a timer or a light over the stove?

I will give this a try today and let you know.

Re: Chunky Peanut Brittle

posted at 12/6/2013 11:18 AM EST
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Barbara -- I've been keeping your recipe right beside me so I can keep looking at it.  When I pour that hot liquid (won't it be very thick?) over peanut butter chips, won't it push the chips away?   I don't understand how a liquid so hot reacts to a chip.. 
Oh, I wish I had some peanuts so I could try this today!  And we've had enough snow - and more is coming down - that I can't get to the store.

Re: Chunky Peanut Brittle

posted at 12/6/2013 11:25 AM EST
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Nikki - any bowl you use will bet VERY hot ..... Because I make so much, so often, brittle - I bought on of those giant, 8 cup, measuring cups.  They have a handle!!  --  a handle that stays cool.   It was so handy but still had to be soaked after use .... I bought another - then another - then another.  Now I can make 4 batches at one time.  I love it.

Re: Chunky Peanut Brittle

posted at 12/6/2013 11:59 AM EST
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Ok, first batch of your microwave peanut brittle is done. 
Well I think I let it go a bit long.  Was fine until the last minute of 'waving and I think it burned. 
Will let you know when it cools. 

Re: Chunky Peanut Brittle

posted at 12/6/2013 12:03 PM EST
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Congratulations Nikki --- oh, I hope this works!!

Re: Chunky Peanut Brittle

posted at 12/6/2013 1:15 PM EST
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Nancy, yes the mixture is pretty thick, and of course the chips get moved around, but do the best you can.  I just gave the directions that were in the original recipe.  The peanut butter chips on the bottom sort of melt into the mixture,  The top chips stay whole.  Usually after I have put the chips on top, I use a paper towel to sort of press them into the hot mixture.  If you overcook the mixture the chips tend to fall off too much, as it hardens too quickly.  However, if you press too much on the top chips they tend to melt, thus getting chip "residue" on your paper towel.  I've been doing this for so many years I kind of have it down as to what to do. LOL  
One warning, I gave this recipe to a friend, and she and her daughter have tried to make it several times and never succeeded.  Not sure Why????
My daughter originally found the recipe and she made it with no trouble, and she is no cook. ( her husband cooks)

Re: Chunky Peanut Brittle

posted at 12/6/2013 2:05 PM EST
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Thanks for the recipe. I have always used raw peanuts in my recipes.

Re: Chunky Peanut Brittle

posted at 12/6/2013 2:09 PM EST
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Barbara -- there's no way I can get to the store today, but probably tomorrow....... I will buy peanuts and try it.
Funny thing - I have a full 16 oz. jar of dry roasted peanuts and a tiny bit more in another jar.  Problem is that they are all finely chopped.  I make so much of that Nestles peanut butter fudge, I like to be ready to go -- so I chop a whole lot ahead of timel

Did you get any snow?
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