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Please HELP!!! DANG PEANUT BRITTLE ISN"T HARD ENOUGH!!

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Please HELP!!! DANG PEANUT BRITTLE ISN"T HARD ENOUGH!!

soulman1015 | Dec 16, 2009 11:15 AM

Hi all,

Ok, I have tried this twice so far, with the same results.

I'm trying to make peanut brittle, but each time, even after taking the temp up to 310 (which is the highest temp for hard crack) I seem to have nothing but a soft crack!

Corn syrup, sugar, water, peanuts, butter and baking soda (last). I used a brand new candy thermometer, so I'm not sure if it could be that!

Either way, I don't like having my filling pulled out by peanut hard taffy, so can anyone tell me what the heck am I doing wrong here?

I don't cook it at full temp, to prevent a possible burn of the sugar... It's cooked at a medium high heat.

The peanuts are added right after the sugar starts a full boil, then stirred ever 30 to 45 seconds or so...

In the process of me trying the water test, I thought I was burning the sugar...

Could there be too much butter? Too much baking soda? It's really annoying since I wanted to send this family!

thanks anyone for helping!

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