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Monday, December 6, 2010

Nuts for Peanut Brittle

Seems like Baby and I have been a little obsessed with all things peanut lately. Well, why not? Making peanut brittle was very easy and inspired by our dalliance not too long ago with peanut butter ice cream with candied bacon!

Here's what to do, adapted from a recipe we found on Of course, we upped the amount of peanuts used by about half a cup and added fried bacon into the mix before cooling on the cookie sheet.

Peanut Brittle (with bacon)
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup water
1 cup peanuts
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1 teaspoon baking soda

Grease a large cookie sheet. Set aside. In a heavy 2 quart saucepan, over medium heat, bring to a boil sugar, corn syrup, salt, and water. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Stir in peanuts. Set candy thermometer in place, and continue cooking. Stir frequently until temperature reaches 300 degrees F (150 degrees C), or until a small amount of mixture dropped into very cold water separates into hard and brittle threads. Remove from heat; immediately stir in butter and baking soda; pour at once onto cookie sheet. With 2 forks, lift and pull peanut mixture into rectangle about 14x12 inches; cool. Snap candy into pieces.
Thanks to for the photo.

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