I remember Grandma making peanut brittle during the holidays and thought the process was hard to do. I bet you thought the process of making peanut brittle candy was as hard as rocket science, like I once did too? However, making peanut brittle candy can be an easy process if you have the right peanut brittle recipe. Best of all nothing taste better than traditional old fashioned peanut brittle cooked in the comforts of you own home.
So let me tell you a little more about the process. It's really not that hard, the process is simple, quick, and easy.
make better than
store quality brittle the first time out with the easy recipe for peanut
brittle that follows.
In my house it is a family tradition to prepare peanut brittle during the holidays. We like to sit the peanut brittle out on the coffee table for everyone to enjoy during the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays. The candy always gets eaten up.
The brittle recipe that follows uses very simple ingredients which you probably already have on-hand.
You'll also need a heavy bottom saucepan, measuring cup and spoons and candy thermometer.
1. In a medium heavy bottom saucepan, over medium-high heat stir sugars, syrup and water until the sugar dissolves. Lower heat to medium and continue to cook without stirring until a small amount of mixture forms a soft ball when dropped into ice cold water. This is around a 230-235 degrees reading on a candy thermometer.
2. Next add peanuts and butter and continue to cook without stirring until small amount of mixture cracks when dropped into ice cold water. This is around a 290-300 degrees reading on a candy thermometer.
3. Remove saucepan from heat source and stir in baking soda and salt. Pour peanut brittle mixture onto a greased metal pan or cookie sheet and allow to cook. Once cool break peanut brittle candy into pieces and enjoy.