Peanut Brittle is a classic candy that is easy to make at home. It has a crisp texture and a sweet, nutty flavor that is sure to please. Here is a detailed recipe for making Old-Fashioned Peanut Brittle:
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup light corn syrup
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 cup raw peanuts, unsalted
- 1 tsp butter
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp baking soda
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a medium-sized saucepan, combine the sugar, corn syrup, and water. Stir until the sugar is dissolved.
- Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat and add the peanuts. Stir well to coat the peanuts in the sugar mixture.
- Reduce the heat to medium and continue to stir the mixture. Keep an eye on it and cook until the mixture turns a light golden brown color, this should take around 10-15 minutes.
- Once the mixture is a light golden brown, remove from heat and add the butter and vanilla extract, stirring until the butter is completely melted.
- Quickly add the baking soda and stir until it is well combined. The mixture will foam up, so be careful not to let it boil over.
- Pour the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet, spreading it out as evenly as possible. Let it cool for a few minutes.
- Once cooled, use a rolling pin to gently roll out the mixture to desired thickness.
- Allow the brittle to cool completely and break it into pieces.
- You can serve and store the peanut brittle in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one week.
Enjoy your homemade old fashioned peanut brittle!