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Peanut Brittle

December 7, 2010

What can I say…I LOVE this recipe for peanut brittle! It is buttery, crispy, salty & sweet. Wrap up a couple pieces of this brittle and you have got yourself a great homemade gift sure to impress.

Recipe from Everyday Foods: Serves 20

Non-stick cooking spray

2 cups sugar

1/2 cup light corn syrup

1/2 tsp course salt

2 Tbsp unsalted butter

1/2 tsp baking soda

3 cups salted dry-roasted peanuts (about 1 lb)

Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment or a silicone mat and lightly coat with cooking spray. In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup, salt and 1 cup water. Bring to a rapid simmer over medium-high and cook until deep golden, about 20 minutes. Remove pan from heat. Stir in butter, baking soda and peanuts (mixture with foam). Stir until mixture is no longer bubbling and caramel is smooth, 1 minute. Transfer to sheet and spread with lightly greased spatula. Let cool until firm, 15 minutes. Break into pieces (Store brittle in an airtight container at room temp for up to 3 weeks)

Freutcake Tips:

1. While sugar is cooking, do not walk away…once it turns golden it needs to be removed from heat and stirred right away.

2. Measure and have your ingredients ready. Once the sugar is done you will need to add them quickly.

3. Spray your spatula and sheet pan ahead of time for faster spreading of the brittle.

4. Soak your pan in HOT water after making this recipe and the candy will melt right off.

Packaging Tips: Find great packaging for all homemade goodies at Sur la Table.


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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Lane Culpepper permalink
    December 7, 2010 4:18 pm

    oh yuuuuuuum!!!!

    • December 7, 2010 4:30 pm

      I know it was so yummy. You might get some for Christmas…I was thinking of trying this recipe with Macadamia nuts or Cashews!

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