Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 3 cups sugar

  2. 1 cup white corn syrup

  3. 1/2 cup water

  4. 3 cups raw peanuts

  5. 1 tablespoon butter

  6. 1 teaspoon salt

  7. 2 tablespoons baking soda

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Butter 2 long pieces of foil and have them ready on the counter top or on large baking sheets. Combine sugar, syrup, and water inheavy 5 to 6-quart pan. With pan over medium heat, stir until sugarmelts; add peanuts. Leave on medium heat and stir occasionally. Continue to cook and stir until candythermometer reaches 300, the hard crack stage.

  2. Syrup will be golden and peanuts will pop. Remove from heat and add thebutter, salt, and soda, stirring well. Candy will foam from the soda. Pour candy on the prepared foil. Pourcandy quickly and stretch, using forks or hands, whencool enough. Cool completely and break into pieces.

  3. Makes 2 1/2 to 3 pounds.

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