PEANUT BRITTLE My daddy and I used to make this together when I was a little girl. He loved this stuff! I'd describe the flavor as toffee + caramel + peanuts with a hard candy crunch.
This recipe is inspired by THE BAKER'S MAN (chapter 1). My daddy and I used to make this in the microwave, and if you can believe it, it turned out every time! This version is a bit "fancier" and uses a candy thermometer, but the ingredients are still the same simple ones.
Do you have childhood favorite recipe?
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Additional Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 1 hour
1 cup white sugar
½ cup light corn syrup
¼ cup water
¼ teaspoon salt
1 cup peanuts
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1 teaspoon baking soda
1. Measure all ingredients before starting.
2. Grease a large rimmed baking sheet. Set aside.
3. Combine sugar, corn syrup, water, and salt in a heavy 2-quart saucepan over medium heat.
4. Stir until sugar is dissolved and the mixture comes to a boil, about 5 minutes.
5. Stir in peanuts, and set a candy thermometer in place. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until the temperature reaches 300 to 310 degrees F (150 to 155 degrees C).
6. Remove from the heat. Quickly stir in butter and baking soda, then immediately pour mixture onto the prepared baking sheet. Quickly use 2 forks to lift and pull the mixture into a 12 x 14-inch rectangle. Let cool until completely firm, at least 30 minutes.
7. Gently break peanut brittle into pieces.