2015 Recipe Contest Submissions

Peanut Brittle


1 cup sugar; 1 cup light syrup (Karo); 1 cup water; 2 Tablespoons butter; 1-1/2 cups raw peanuts; 1 teaspoon baking soda.


Over medium heat, combine sugar, syrup, water and butter in a 2 or 3 qt. saucepan. Stir constantly until candy thermometer reaches 212°. Let boil without stirring until 280°. Add raw peanuts and stir until temperature reaches 300°. Take off heat and stir in baking soda. The mixture will foam. Pour immediately on a greased cookie sheet. Shake pan to spread the candy mixture. Let cool. Break into pieces. Enjoy!

Mary Connors

I was taught how to make this peanut brittle when I was first married 48 years ago. Every year I give as gifts to family and friends at Christmas.