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Sunflower Brittle
This recipe was adapted from an unknown magazine clipping and put in my personal recipe box years ago. Use plain roasted or raw sunflower seeds, not the salted kind, for this candy. This makes a great summertime sweet.

2 c sugar
1 c light corn syrup
1/2 c water
1 1/2 c plain roasted or raw sunflower seeds
1 T butter
1 t vanilla extract
1 t baking soda

Bring sugar, corn syrup and water to a boil while stirring. Once it starts to boil, stop stirring and continue to cook until it reaches 260°F. Add in sunflower seeds and the butter. Continue to cook until until it reaches 300°F. Remove from heat and add in the vanilla and baking soda. Pour over a buttered surface. Break into irregular pieces when cool.






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