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Chunky Peanut Brittle

 Chunky Peanut Brittle
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.
40 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Cook: 20 min. + cooling

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

  • Butter the bottom and sides of a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. pan with
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons of butter. Sprinkle with 1 cup peanut butter chips;
  • set aside.
  • 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).
  • 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. Yield: 2-1/2 pounds.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 ounce) equals 183 calories, 13 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 117 mg sodium,

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Chunky Peanut Brittle (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 16 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.