Saturday, January 26, 2008

Peanut Brittle Day

January 26th is National Peanut Brittle Day. I think peanut brittle is not only the choice for Peanut Brittle Day but it's popular for Halloween parties and Thanksgiving get-together's too. I know my Mother always made it the week of Thanksgiving every single year and shared it with any family or friends that came to visit. 

For this post I've picked a recipe for traditional Peanut Brittle by the Nut Factory. Peanut Brittle goes way way back and will forever be given as homemade food gifts.

Follow link for microwave peanut brittle.

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups raw Spanish peanuts
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 tsp. baking soda

Heat and stir sugar, syrup and water in a heavy 3-quart saucepan until the sugar dissolves. Add salt. Cook over medium heat to soft ball stage (234 degrees). Add peanuts at 250 degrees. Cook to hard crack stage (290 degrees), stirring often. Remove from heat.

Quickly, stir in butter and soda. Beat to a froth for a few seconds. Pour at once onto 2 well-buttered 15-1/2x10-1/2x1-inch pans, spreading with spatula. If desired, cool slightly and pull with forks to stretch thin. Break up when cold.

Yield: About 1-1/2 pounds of peanut brittle.
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

My Mom makes it for Thanksgiving too.

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