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Recipe for family meals :

Peanut Brittle

This recipe comes from Mary Ellen who runs a delightful recipe website called That's My Home - click here for website. If you want to email Mary Ellen then click here. Take a look at the website - it has an unusual approach for a recipe site which is refreshing. Curious as to how it came about I asked Mary Ellen to tell me a little bit more. This was her reply:

"I'm in Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA. I cooked professionally for over 20 years. I have always loved to cook as long as I can remember. That's My Home is a collection of recipes that I have collected for many years. I started taking some web design classes and well the rest is (a very new) history. I am a realtor now and was going to do web pages for realtors. I have had so much fun with my cooking site that I've never done a single realtor page, including my own. That's how the site got its name. Recipes on Main was originally intended to be a content area for the realtors. Some plan I had!"

"I've been making this peanut brittle recipe for over 30 years now . . ."


1 1/2 C. sugar
1 1/2 C. Karo Syrup
1/2 C. hot water
1 1/2 C. raw peanuts
1 1/2 t. baking soda

  • Add sugar, karo and water to a large saucepan.
  • Cook until it threads, about 230F.
  • Add 1 1/2 C. raw peanuts.
  • Cook just to under 300F.
  • Add 1 1/2 t. baking soda. Mixture will foam and turn color.
  • Stir about 1 minute. Have ready a piece of buttered foil on a cookie sheet (or a marble slab-buttered).
  • Pour out quickly being very careful not to touch the candy mixture. It is very hot. I like it thin so I use 2 buttered forks and pull it from the edges to thin it some.