An easy, 4 ingredient recipe for Peanut Brittle that is great for gift giving or to make and enjoy yourself.
Holiday DIY Gifts — Week 2
I don’t like that Thanksgiving is so late this year. By the time I am done digesting the turkey and pumpkin pie, it’s going to be December and Christmas will be less than a month away.
With less time to prepare goodies for holiday gift giving, I like to create easy recipes I can whip up after the kids go to bed, or quickly during the weekends. This easy homemade Peanut Brittle is one of those recipes. From start to finish it take about 20 minutes. The Peanut Brittle will cool for about an hour or so, before it can be easily broken up and placed in packaging to gift, or enjoyed yourself. I must warn you, once you try this you are not going to be able to stop eating it. It is totally addicting!
I also like Peanut Brittle as it has a long shelf life. It can be made now and last for a month stored in an airtight container until I am ready to serve it on my holiday dessert table. I also like to place some in my food processor, give it a few pulses and sprinkle of vanilla ice cream for a yummy treat!
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup light corn syrup
- 2 cups unsalted shelled dry roasted peanuts
- 1 tablespoon baking soda
- Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper lightly sprayed with cooking spray and set aside.
- Stir sugar and corn syrup in a large saucepan over medium heat until sugar dissolves.
- Stir in peanuts.
- Increase heat to high and bring to a boil, stirring frequently to avoid mixture to burn until candy thermometer reaches 295 degrees and mixture becomes a golden amber color , about 10-15 minutes.
- Remove from heat and stir in baking soda.
- Quickly pour mixture onto prepared baking sheet and spread evenly.
- Set aside to cool and harden.
- Break into pieces and store in an airtight container.