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Looking for a Peanut Brittle Recipe Without Baking Soda

Started 1320205730.33 in Recipe Swap | Last reply 1320705345.23 by Nightowlz

i love peanut brittle, but the kind that is almost clear...not cloudy from the baking soda.

does anyone have a good recipe? i am afraid to just omit it from a std. recipe that calls for baking soda b/c it might not set. TIA

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ennui1320205885.2419957 PostsRegistered 4/17/2007

I think it's the baking soda that makes it "brittle" -- the air bubble foam makes it thicker. Otherwise, don't you just have toffee?

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bizziebee0­071320206077.3633251 PostsRegistered 1/13/2010Philly Burbs

lol...i'm really not sure. i have seen it w/o the "foam". have you ever tried a planter's peanut bar? they are clear and i can't taste the baking soda, if it's in there.

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humphrey1320231383.731101 PostsRegistered 12/27/2007MA

Toffee has butter in it. If you just melt sugar it will be caramalized and clear and very hard, like lollipops. I don't know how they make the clearer brittle...

buckodi1320346541.15396 PostsRegistered 10/18/2004
The baking soda is what "tenderizes"the brittle...if you didn't use it, you would surely break a tooth!

forrestwolf1320374223.3075947 PostsRegistered 6/20/2010Deep in South Georgia

I found this one recipe that has no soda, and looks simple enough to make{#emotions_dlg.biggrin}

Classic Peanut Brittle
Using no syrup or sugar thermometer, this recipe consists of simply adding warmed, buttered peanuts to the caramelized sugar. Use a heavy wooden spoon when stirring the sugar as it caramelizes and turns to a liquid state, and stir it constantly. This is adapted from "Choice Candy From Your Own Kitchen."

1 T butter
1 1/4 salted peanuts, broken
1/4 t salt
2 1/3 c sugar

Melt butter in small saucepan over very low heat. Add peanuts and salt. Let warm. Put sugar in a 12 inch heavy skillet over medium heat. Stir constantly until the sugar begins to melt, and continue until it turns into a golden brown syrup. Do not burn sugar. Quickly stir warmed peanut mixture into the syrup. Pour onto buttered surface and spread out with a high temperature spatula. Then, when just cool enough, begin pulling the candy into a thin sheet. Let cool completely and break into irregular pieces.

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bizziebee0­071320376726.0373251 PostsRegistered 1/13/2010Philly Burbs

thank you forrestwolf!! i am going to make this on saturday when i have my house to myself!!

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forrestwolf1320523178.8735947 PostsRegistered 6/20/2010Deep in South Georgia

I hope it turns out well for you{#emotions_dlg.biggrin}

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Nightowlz1320528652.8239203 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004
On 11/3/2011 bizziebee007 said:

thank you forrestwolf!! i am going to make this on saturday when i have my house to myself!!


bizziebee we are both looking for the thicker peanut sqaures recipe. Since you are going to try this today please post & let me know how it turns how. Thanks for posting the recipe forrestwolf. I thought for sure it probably had corn syrup in it. Wonder if this will set up if you pour this into a 8" or 9" pan to make the thicker squares.

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DiamondGir­ly1320564234.1132432 PostsRegistered 9/7/2009Sunny California
On 11/5/2011 nightowlz said:
On 11/3/2011 bizziebee007 said:

thank you forrestwolf!! i am going to make this on saturday when i have my house to myself!!


bizziebee we are both looking for the thicker peanut sqaures recipe. Since you are going to try this today please post & let me know how it turns how. Thanks for posting the recipe forrestwolf. I thought for sure it probably had corn syrup in it. Wonder if this will set up if you pour this into a 8" or 9" pan to make the thicker squares.

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nightowlz - I think when I try this (thanks, forrestwolf!), I will try just a small amount in maybe a cupcake tin to see how it sets that way...or something small, anyway....would love to have the recipe for the squares, also! YUM!

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Nightowlz1320705345.239203 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004
On 11/3/2011 bizziebee007 said:

thank you forrestwolf!! i am going to make this on saturday when i have my house to myself!!


Do you try this yet? Let me know how it turned. Found a video on YouTube making the thicker peanut squares but he was using maltose, water & some salt. Guess it was salt. It did not say on the video. I cannot believe with all the recipes online I cannot find one of the thick panut squares. I looked several hours. This is the ingredients in the Planters Peanut Bars. Ingredients: PEANUTS, SUGAR, CORN SYRUP, SALT, PEANUT AND/OR COTTONSEED OIL, TBHQ & CITRIC ACID (TO PRESERVE FRESHNESS), SOY LECITHIN (EMULSIFIER). I just need to know how much corn syrup & how much sugar to use.

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