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Re: Candy?

posted at 5/25/2013 8:34 PM EDT
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I make that vanilla macadamia nut fudge over and over. 
It's the most popular stuff I make - everybody loves it.

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posted at 5/26/2013 6:49 AM EDT
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 my aunt made the best peanut brittle and it was awesome.

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posted at 5/26/2013 8:01 AM EDT
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Thanks for all the great sounding candy recipes.  Wish they could be calorie free!

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posted at 5/26/2013 9:06 AM EDT
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nice love it all

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posted at 6/10/2013 4:21 PM EDT
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I usually make this candy for a holiday auction. I have had almost knock down drag out fights for it.  Luckily the charity makes a lot of money on it!!

One important tip:  Be sure you have a good accurate candy thermometer!!

Chunky Peanut Brittle

1 package Peanut Butter chips
1 1/2 cups Butter
1 3/4 cups Sugar
3 Tablespoons Light Corn Syrup
3 Tablespoons Water
1 1/2 cups Salted Peanuts (Coarsely chopped)
1- 12 oz. package Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips

Lightly grease 15"x10" jelly roll pan.  Sprinkle 1 cup peanut butter chips evenly over bottom of pan and set aside.

In 2 quart saucepan over medium heat, heat butter, sugar, corn syrup, and water to boiling, stirring constantly.  Set candy thermometer in place and continue cooking, stirring frequently until temperature reaches 300 degrees F. or hard crack stage. ( when small amount of mixture dropped into cold water separates into hard brittle threads)

Remove saucepan from heat, stir in chopped peanuts.  Immediately pour mixture evenly onto prepared pan, being careful not to disturb the peanut butter chips.  Quickly sprinkle with semi sweet chocolate pieces and remaining peanut butter chips.

Cool brittle completely in pan on wire rack about 45 min. ( or place in refrigerator until cool)

When brittle is cool, remove from pan.  With hands breat brittle into pieces.

Store brittle in tightly covered container to use up within 2 weeks

Yield: 2 pounds.

I found this recipe in a holiday issue of Good Housekeeping Magazine

Re: Candy?

posted at 6/10/2013 6:36 PM EDT
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Barbara this stuff sounds totally decadent. 
Peanut brittle is one thing but to have chocolate on one side and peanut butter chips on the other!!!
I just can't figure out how you pour molten lava over the peanut butter chips without disturbing them! And I would be tempted to use the whole bag not just a cup. 

Re: Candy?

posted at 6/10/2013 9:43 PM EDT
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Wow - Barbara ------ I love making my microwave peanut brittle and it's enjoyed by many people.  BUT --- I have a couple pounds of  roasted, salted peanuts and my recipe calls for raw.
I gotta try this.  
I see Nikki's point --- how on earth can you pour super hot, thick stuff over the peanut butter chips and be successful.   Looks like I have to try.    Isn't it amazing that I have every ingredient right here, ready to go?
Many thanks, Barbara -- few things are as much fun as a new recipe.

Re: Candy?

posted at 6/10/2013 9:45 PM EDT
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Oh --- I forgot.    I am so scared of making a temperature mistake ........ when I'm making a recipe that calls for a thermometer I use TWO.
Yup, I stick two on the edge of the each pot.   I must have 8 or 9 thermometers and they all are 3 -5 degrees different.

Re: Candy?

posted at 6/10/2013 11:02 PM EDT
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What a yummy sounding switch-up of peanut brittle. Thank you so much, Barbara! Can't wait to try this recipe. Peanut brittle is one of my Dad's favorite treats, so I'll be making a batch for him...he loves being my guinea pig!!

Re: Candy?

posted at 6/10/2013 11:31 PM EDT
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Nikki, You put the rest of the bag of peanut butter chips on the top!  It doesn't matter if the chips on the bottom get a little messed up!!!

Re: Candy?

posted at 6/11/2013 2:08 AM EDT
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Barbara, Thank you for your great sounding recipe. Will be trying this one.

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posted at 6/11/2013 8:11 AM EDT
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 we made the best chocolate candy and it sold at the bake sale.

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posted at 6/11/2013 8:38 AM EDT
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I have resisted making a lot of sweet stuff since my Grandson does not come over I can't send him home with stuff.  But I think I will have to make this.  Fisher's, or SanFillippo, the "nut warehouse" near me does 10% off on Tuesday and today happens to be..... so I think it is karma that this recipe came up now. 
And I can get peanut butter chips if I don't have any here.  

Nancy if you make this first let me know how it turns out....I have only 1 candy thermometer so I will have to rely on that and a bowl of cold water. 

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posted at 6/11/2013 9:02 AM EDT
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Just tried the honey nut white fudge and the buttery almond crunch - wonderful!! Thank you sooo much for the recipes!Smile

Re: Candy?

posted at 6/11/2013 10:11 AM EDT
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Thanks for all I make candy once a year at Christmas
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