Peanut Brittle

Peanut brittle recipe card

Happy 100th Recipe! 2 years, 100 recipes completed and counting. I have really been enjoying making these recipes and going through the process of sharing them with all of you. So, here’s to another 100!

I have to be honest, as a person who does not enjoy receiving food gifts I really do like to give them. So, if you enjoy gifting homemade treats, this is a pretty great one. Simple pantry ingredients come together to give us this crunchy sweet treat that seems intimidating but in reality, just takes some patience and quick pouring. You will for sure need a candy thermometer, I have no idea how to do things like this without one and it’s super handy.

Peanut Brittle

1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp water
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 c sugar
1c water
1c light corn syrup
3 Tbsp margarine or butter
1lb unroasted peanuts (I actually used roasted lightly salted)

Line two sheet pans with parchment or wax paper for the easiest clean-up. In a small bowl mix together the baking soda, 1tsp water, and vanilla. Set aside. In a medium-sized pot combine the sugar, 1c water, and corn syrup. Over medium heat, stirring occasionally bring the mixture to 240F. Immediately add in the butter and peanuts and keep heating until the mixture reaches 300F stirring often. Remove from heat and quickly stir in the baking soda mixture once as combined as you can get it to, pour onto your sheet pans and let cool completely before breaking apart and eating.

Don’t let the sugary pot stress you out, you just need to soak it in some hot water before scrubbing and it will be good as new.

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