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Chunky Peanut Brittle

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 20 min. + cooling

Makes

2-1/2 pounds

As a farm girl, I often made Christmas goodies with my mother for our family of eight candy-loving kids. Now, my own children and grandkids say the season wouldn't by the same without a tray filled with this chocolaty peanut brittle.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 teaspoons plus 1-1/2 cups butter, divided
  • 2 cups peanut butter chips, divided
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1-1/2 cups salted peanuts, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Butter the bottom and sides of a 15x10x1-in. pan with 1-1/2 teaspoons of butter. Sprinkle with 1 cup peanut butter chips; set aside.
  2. In a heavy saucepan, bring sugar, corn syrup, water and remaining butter to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook and stir until butter is melted. Cook, without stirring, until a candy thermometer reads 300° (hard-cracked stage).
  3. Remove from the heat; stir in peanuts. Quickly pour onto prepared pan; sprinkle with chocolate chips and remaining peanut butter chips. With a knife, gently swirl softened chips over top of brittle. Cool before breaking into pieces. Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

1 ounce-weight: 183 calories, 13g fat (6g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 117mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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