Peanut Butter Chip Brittle

Peanut Butter Chip Brittle
Makes about 2 pounds brittle

1-2/3 cups (10-ounce package) REESE’S® Peanut Butter Chips, divided
1-1/2 cups (3 sticks) butter or margarine
1-3/4 cups sugar
3 tablespoons light corn syrup
3 tablespoons water

  1. Butter 15-1/2×10-1/2×1-inch jelly-roll pan.* Sprinkle 1 cup peanut butter chips evenly onto bottom of prepared pan; set aside.

  2. Melt butter in heavy 2-1/2-quart saucepan. Add sugar, corn syrup and water. Stir constantly over medium heat until mixture reaches 300°F on candy thermometer. (Bulb of thermometer should not rest on bottom of saucepan.) Remove from heat. Immediately spread mixture into prepared pan; sprinkle with remaining 2/3 cup peanut butter chips. Cool completely.

  3. Remove from pan. Break into pieces. Store in tightly covered container in cool, dry place.

*For thicker brittle, use a 13×9×2-inch pan.

Note For best results, do not double this recipe.