I used honey in place of corn syrup and it turned out great. Place the pan on the stovetop over medium heat and watch as the sugar goes through several stages over the next 15-20 minutes. amzn_assoc_asins = "039586139X,0618507515,0531059391,0618689494"; REMINDER: Before you start this cooking project, it is a must that you have a candy thermometer. amzn_assoc_title = "Other Children's Books In This Series"; Ok! This is a wonderful peanut brittle that is easy to make and wows everyone! Stir quickly and pour the hot peanut brittle mixture onto a prepared sheet pan, then let it cool completely before breaking into pieces. )","position":7,"name":"Remove from the heat and immediately stir in...","url":"https:\/\/littlecooksreadingbooks.com\/peanut-brittle-recipe\/#mv_create_27_7"},{"@type":"HowToStep","text":"Immediately pour the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet and spread with a spatula. © Copyright 2020 Meredith Corporation. I didn't even attempt the fork idea. I made many batches of this and gave out for Christmas gifts and received RAVE reviews. Add the corn syrup and water, but don’t stir it together. The peanut brittle came out great! this recipe turned out soooo goood!! It’s just a matter of combining a handful of ingredients and then stirring until they reach 300 degrees F. on a candy thermometer. PJ from Kansas. ","position":4,"name":"Continue boiling, stirring occasionally, until candy thermometer reaches...","url":"https:\/\/littlecooksreadingbooks.com\/peanut-brittle-recipe\/#mv_create_27_4"},{"@type":"HowToStep","text":"Stir in peanuts and salt. It is fairly simple to make, even for a novice candy maker. It gave it a GREAT flavor but BE CAREFUL!!! give to my girlfriends husband for xmas and he says it is better than See's:) easy and delicious!! Thank you!!! A good classic recipe for peanut brittle, just like my mom used to make. More butter is OK, up to a full cup (decadent.) Place the sugar in a heavy bottomed saucepan, and shake it back and forth so the pile of sugar flattens out. I use a digital candy thermometer for accuracy. Cook to hard ball stage then pour up…I actually dip it into aluminum pie tins. Yummm. I’ve never gone under a cup of butter in a brittle recipe. I can't imagine being successful without this. This is the recipe my family has used for 30 years and always gets rave reviews. Remove from heat; immediately stir in butter and baking soda; pour at once onto cookie sheet. Instead, at around 280 degrees, melt butter in sugar mixture and then add peanuts. I will definitly be making this again! Let the brittle cool completely, about 15 minutes, then break it into pieces. Best recipe ever! This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Easy instructions to follow and the best brittle. Place the pot over medium heat, and it should all dissolve into a clear, homogenous mixture, all without stirring: Cook the sugar mixture to 300 degrees F, when it should be slightly amber in color. Then then break up into pieces. It will help you make homemade candies like this perfectly every time, and it’s useful for cooking meats and other dishes too. And to make it go even faster I put the pan outside in the cold air and it cooled in no time! I made a slightly different peanut brittle about two weeks ago but I had not kept a copy of the recipe. I don’t have roasted peanuts! (You will also see it foam. 6. Just a large baking sheet like the kind you would use to bake a batch of cookies in the oven. Did this recipe twice. Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes. You are so welcome! I added 1/2 cup of white sugar and 1/2 cup of brown sugar (which gave it a nice colour and taste) and I had dry roasted peanuts so I waited until my thermometer read 250 to add them. I've made it several times. I made it and it turned out awesome. I made this today, exactly as the recipe was written. FUN FACT: Other countries use items like pistachios and sesame seeds in their brittle! I’d love to make this peanut brittle! Thank you for helping us to build memories. This is completely normal! 3. Certainly a candy thermometer would be helpful but we've never used one. It is important to coat cookie sheets with butter and put in the freezer to get them really cold before you need to pour the brittle. If you love making homemade candy during the holidays to share with friends & family, be sure to also check out my Southern Pecan Pralines, Easy Homemade Peppermint Bark, Rocky Road Fudge, and Old-Fashioned Divinity (my most popular candy recipe!). First batch was kind of dark (the temp can go from 250 to 315 really fast if you are not careful). I put in about 1 & 1/4 cups and stopped there. It’s the best peanut brittle EVER and perfect for homemade gift-giving. I was taught to cook the syrup until the stir spoon held about two feet above the pot has a long thin thread going down to the pot - then stir in the peanuts and cook until the peanuts are tan. Roasted peanuts can also be added at the end of cooking to prevent burning. The candy gets thick and takes a little muscle, but it’s easier if stir while pouring the peanuts in (I get one of my kids or husband to pour the peanuts in while I’m stirring). It\u2019s at this point that the mixture will change colors. Everyone was right, you do have to wait a while for it to get up to 250 but once it hits that it goes really fast. Stir in peanuts. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a non-slip baking liner. First time making these and they were Amazing as my neighbor said. Would definitely have to make some for myself too . Serving Size: 1 With both microwave and stovetop instructions, this candy recipe is so easy to make in large batches for holiday gifts. It takes about thirty minutes for peanut brittle to cool and set up. I put a buttered pizza pan in the freezer. American Do not leave the peanut brittle uncovered, or it will absorb moisture from the air and get gummy. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption. The brittle should last a couple weeks if stored in a cool, dry place. It’s what helps the peanut brittle become more light, porous, and softens the brittle to make it a little chewy. I'd give this ten stars if I could! The 2nd time I created a fan favorite. I know it’s a fairly simple recipe, but it always comes out PERFECT. Raw Spanish peanuts work best. Store leftovers in an airtight container away from moisture. I just now got finished cooking my First Batch of Peanut Brittle, Nash Recipe. . Stir in 1 cup popped popcorn before pouring into pan. If stored in a dry place at room-temperature in an airtight container, a couple weeks. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved, The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified. I enjoy exploring the world through food, culture, and travel and sharing the adventure with mostly from-scratch, family friendly recipes that I think of as modern comfort cooking. I’m partial to peanuts though, which you may already know from the many peanut butter recipes I’ve posted on this blog (here are some of my favorites): Start by combining salted roasted peanuts, butter, and baking soda in a bowl: Set this bowl right next to your stove, so you can add it to the pot immediately once the brittle mixture reaches the proper temperature. No forks or spoons required, just easy-to-pick-up party foods, so you can clean up in no time. Nutrition information is estimated. (Who knew?!). This peanut brittle is very light and fluffy. . Be sure to store it in an airtight container. We have also used raw peanuts in our peanut brittle, but just know that you have to cook raw peanuts before you eat them. Place on wax paper, and let harden. 1. Cool completely and then break into bite-sized pieces. She’s giving them as Christmas gifts. Step 2 Set candy thermometer in place, and continue cooking. Yield: 24 Changes to the recipe and use of different brands may cause changes to the nutritional information to vary slightly from the ones provided here. until it cooled off. This website uses cookies to improve your experience. A little stirring in the beginning is OK. 6 different types of nuts. If you leave it out, it will get sticky on top. Thank you for sharing. And you have to work fast at spreading it on the pan. Do you use light corn syrup or dark syrup? Here are a couple of notes that might help. This was great! It’s not recommended to freeze peanut brittle. 16 ounces of roasted or raw peanuts (shelled) Your email address will not be published. A few tips: Be sure to have butter and baking soda measured out beforehand and waiting, (and butter softened) stir them in well to mix, but dont stir it to death. Mix in the rest in one quick motion and spread on WARM cookie sheets to help it spread. place the round patties in baggies, tie with festive ribbon….makes nice gift….. Hi my name is Sarah and I wanted to know if you could stitute honey in place of corn syrup?