Peanut brittle is an easy dessert to make, but The HillBilly Kitchen’s recipe shows how to make the perfect crunchy peanut brittle that won’t break your teeth. Make sure you are using a heavy-duty pan for this recipe so the bottom does not burn in the cooking process. It’s important to gather all your ingredients and ready before you start because it’s a quick and fast process to mix everything together. This would be a great homemade gift for the holidays or to add to your holiday cookie assortment trays. Plus, it would be a nice addition for a candy variety if you’re making a candy tin for family and friends.
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup white corn syrup
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 1/4 cup raw peanuts
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 Tablespoon butter
First, add the sugar, water, corn syrup, salt, and butter to a pot. Place it on the stove at medium heat. Once the mixture comes to a boil, add the raw peanuts. Once the peanut mixture reaches 300 degrees or the right color, take it off the heat to add vanilla extract and baking soda.
Next, pour the peanut brittle mixture onto a lightly greased cooking sheet, and work quickly to spread it out by tilting the pan around before it hardens and sticks. Continue to watch The HillBilly Kitchen tutorial on YouTube for full instructions and details.
Note: store these peanut brittle in an airtight container or plastic bag so the moisture does not turn them soggy, and can keep crunchy. Make sure to seal them right away before the humidity gets to them. Also, I know some peanut brittle is super hard, and difficult to eat because it’s like a rock. I would love to make this, because most of my family members love peanuts.