Peanut Brittle is a classic, don’t you think? It makes a great gift for friends and family too. I made some for my fam and one of my neighbors. They loved it. I love it. But I can’t eat as much as I use to. Couple reasons. My teeth can’t handle it like they use to and it makes me fat now. 🙂
This is a sticky recipe to make. Kinda messy, but oh so worth it! And guess how easy it is. You microwave the syrup, mix in the other ingredients, pour it on a cookie sheet (very carefully) and let it set. Then you get to take out some anger by beating it into pieces.
Just imagine the thing/person you’re the most upset with and break away. Be careful though, you don’t want to end up with nothing but crumbs. I let my grandsons beat one of my batches and we had some really small pieces after that. Boys like to demolish stuff.
With this recipe, I used honey roasted peanuts, but you could use regular roasted peanuts, or just regular peanuts. Maybe you want to change it up a bit. Add some different nuts in there. Like macadamia nuts, or almonds. Be adventurous! Since this was a gift, I took the safe route and didn’t put my favorite peanut in there, macadamia nuts. When I make a batch for me, I’ll do that.
If you make peanut brittle, what nut will you use?
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- 1 Cup Sugar
- 1/2 Cup Light Corn Syrup
- 1/8 Tsp Salt
- 1 Cup Honey Roasted Peanuts
- 2 Tbsp Butter
- 1 Tsp Baking Soda
- 1 Tsp vanilla
- Combine sugar, corn syrup and salt in a large glass bowl. Stir. Microwave on high for 4-5 minutes. **Keep an eye on this. Your microwave could be more or less powerful. Adjust the time if need be.
- Add peanuts, stir and microwave an additional 2 minutes. **Again, keep an eye on this.
- Stir in butter, baking soda and vanilla. This is cool, the baking soda makes it bubble up.
- Pour into a buttered/greased/sprayed 15x10 cookie sheet. Tilt/shake slightly to spread into a thin layer. Cool until firm. About 2 hours.
- Break into pieces. I used a meat tenderizer, but you could just use the end of a butter knife.