Growing up, my mom was a big fan of peanut brittle. Nowadays, she doesn’t get to enjoy it as often so it seems like the perfect edible gift for the holidays. One important tool you will need is a candy thermometer so that you reach the proper temperatures for this candy to come out correctly. With the candy thermometer, candy making is so easy!
You could also experiment by using different types of nuts if you prefer. Afterwards, all you need is the perfect container to store them in…
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 23-35 minutes
2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup water
2 tablespoon unsalted butter
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 cups roasted salted peanuts
Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment papers or silicone mat. Measure peanuts, butter, vanilla and baking soda and have it ready to add.
In a large heavy saucepan, stir together sugar, corn syrup and water. Add candy thermometer to the side of the saucepan. Cook over medium heat until temperature reaches 240 degrees F on the thermometer.
Add peanuts and stir constantly until temperature reaches 280 degrees F.
Add butter and continue to stir until temperature reaches 300 degrees F.
Remove from heat and add vanilla and baking soda, stirring constantly. Pour immediately onto prepared baking sheet and spread as evenly as possible. Cool completely.
Break into pieces; Store in airtight container