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Homemade Peanut Brittle Recipe

Brittle with Peanuts Surrounding

Takeaway:

When it comes to cooking, having the right tools always makes for a better experience, but that is especially true for candy making. Peanut brittle is a unique, savory snack that can be easily prepared at home. Save money and do it yourself. This recipe guarantees a great tasting snack for the whole family.

What Is Peanut Brittle?

Before we dive into the main course of this article, we’ll share the legendary story of how this snack was discovered. Legend says that sometime around 1890, a woman was making taffy- you know, that stretchy snack that sticks to your teeth. Back to the story. While making it, she mistakenly used baking soda instead of cream of tartar.

She realized her mistake but didn’t want to waste all her ingredients, so she continued, not knowing she was on to something magical.

Peanut Brittle Chunks Laid Out on TableAfter taking it out of the oven, instead of the chewy feel of freshly baked taffy, she got a plate of hard glistening candy. Being the good, experimental cook that she was, she tasted it, and that brittle texture made her realize she had something that was never tasted before. She was pleased with her failure and went on to try it again.

Quite the story, right? Whatever its origins, peanut brittle became one of America’s favorite snacks, and even refreshing our soldiers’ strength and spirit in early wars. 

How Healthy Is Peanut Brittle?

If you break down this delicious treat by ingredients, you’ll have your answer. Nuts by themselves are healthy; however, these pieces of dried corn syrup, sugar, and butter certainly are not. It depends on where you get it from. Some patisserie brands offer more healthful versions that can be just as good but typically, one piece can contain about 150 calories and 5mg of fat.

Is Peanut Brittle Vegan?

If you look closely at the ingredients list, peanut brittle can be considered vegan. There is no dairy in it, no eggs, no bee products- yes, it’s vegan. However, if you want a vegan peanut brittle, there are dozens of recipes you can find on the web. For people with peanut sensitivities, you can always replace them with almonds. Furthermore, if you think corn syrup is too high in sugar, you could change it for maple syrup. There are many ways to go about it.

How to Make Peanut Brittle

Holding Chunk of Peanut Brittle

Good, you’re still with us. Peanut brittle is quite a simple treat that doesn’t require a lot of preparation. Making it is so easy that you should consider it foolish to get it from your local bakery for a wad of cash when tackling it by yourself could going to cost you way less. And you can make it as big as you want and snack on it for days. Like we promised, here is how to make peanut brittle.

DIY Peanut Brittle Recipe

Get your apron, gather your ingredients, and let’s have some fun. This recipe for peanut brittle is so easy you’ll be doing it over and over until you get tired. Let’s get started, shall we?

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Peanut Brittle Recipe

If you’ve had peanut brittle anytime in your life, you’re familiar with that crackling, irresistible chew. These savory wanna be cookies come in many shapes, but nonetheless, that fantastic mix of salty and syrupy, crunch incite every last one of your taste buds.

If you were a kid when you took your first bite, you probably enjoyed it with all your senses; feeling its crunchy surface, savoring each peanut chunk, smelling its enticing peanut scent. Snacking on peanut brittle is unarguably a memorable part of our lives, and we know you want to try it again. We hope that by the end of this article, you’ll be reunited with these long lost feelings.

Brittle with Peanuts Surrounding

Prep Time:

5 minutes

Cooking Time:

15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups unsalted dry roasted peanuts
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

Instructions:

Step 1: Line your baking sheet with parchment paper. Butter well. Set aside.
Step 2: Combine the sugar, corn syrup, and water in a medium pan. Boil over medium-high heat, mixing frequently, until the sugar is fully dissolved.
Step 3: Insert a candy thermometer. Do not let it touch the bottom of the container.
Step 4: Add the butter, continue stirring.
Step 5: When candy thermometer reaches 280-degrees, add in salt, vanilla extract, and peanuts while stirring constantly. (Be careful as these additions will cause the mix to bubble up)
Step 6: When the candy thermometer reaches 300-degrees, remove the pan from heat, and add baking soda. (Be careful, baking soda will cause the mixture to foam up)
Step 7: Promptly and delicately pour blend onto the prepared baking sheet. Spread brittle uniformly across the baking sheet. Allow cooling.
Step 8: Once brittle has thoroughly cooled, break it into slices.

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Recipe

Calories

Total Fat

Cholesterol

Sodium

Potassium

Protein

Peanut Brittle Recipe

60
3.5g
5mg
40mg
23mg
1g

Recipe

Peanut Brittle Recipe

Calories

60

Total Fat

3.5g

Cholesterol

5mg

Sodium

40mg

Potassium

23mg

Protein

1g
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