The first step is to get your surface ready. Usually recipes recommend using a sheet pan, but I found that foil works better (and gives a larger surface preventing burns). Put a large towel down to protect your counter from the heat and cover it with heavy-duty foil.
In a large heavy pot (copper if you have it) over medium high heat add the sugar, corn syrup, salt, cinnamon and water until the sugar has dissolved.
Next add the peanuts and set the candy thermometer.
Continue cooking, stirring frequently. When the candy reaches 300 degrees remove from the heat, add the butter and mix until melted, then add the baking soda and stir vigorously. You will need to work fast and it will foam up when you add the baking soda. As soon as it is mixed, pour the candy onto the foil (carefully).
Let the candy cool and harden, the break into pieces.
Be very careful as the syrup is extremely hot and will burn if it touches you.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (34g)|
|Recipe Makes: 112 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 82 (53%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 9.1g||12 %|
|Saturated Fat 1.9g||9 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 4.2g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 2.5g|
|Cholesterol 3.3mg||1 %|
|Sodium 79.3mg||3 %|
|Potassium 117.9mg||3 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 15.4g||5 %|
|Dietary Fiber 1.4g||6 %|
|Sugars, other 14g|
|Protein 4.2g||6 %|
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Calories per serving: 156
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