Delicious Holiday Peanut Brittle
I remember growing up my mom always bought peanut brittle at Christmas time. I am not sure why that was but to this day I associate Christmas with peanut brittle. I figured this year I would share my favorite simple to make holiday peanut brittle recipe that you can make right at home. I like a buttery flavor to my brittle so I am using a nice flavorful Irish butter in this recipe. Although corn syrup has gotten a bad rap in recent years I really like it for this recipe. There are recipes out there for brittle without corn syrup but this one is my favorite so I am being bold and using it anyway. Eat it yourself or package it up and give it as a holiday gift to friends and family. Either way making this recipe will quickly become a holiday favorite for you too.
What you Need:
- 2 Tblsp. Irish butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 Cup light corn syrup
- 1/2 Tsp. salt
- 1 Cup Peanuts
- 1 Tsp. Baking Soda
- 2 Tsp. Vanilla
Step 1: Delicious Holiday Peanut Brittle
Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray or cover with butter.
Step 2: Delicious Holiday Peanut Brittle
Cook the sugar, corn syrup and salt in a medium-size heavy saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly.
Step 3: Delicious Holiday Peanut Brittle
When mixture starts to boil stop stirring for 5 minutes or until a candy thermometer reaches 310°.
Step 4: Delicious Holiday Peanut Brittle
Add peanuts, and cook 2 to 3 more minutes or to 280°.
Step 5: Delicious Holiday Peanut Brittle
Remove from heat, and stir in butter, baking soda, and vanilla.
Step 6: Delicious Holiday Peanut Brittle
Pour mixture onto the baking sheet and spread in a single layer.
Step 7: Delicious Holiday Peanut Brittle
Allow to stand 10 minutes or until hardened and cooled. When cool, break into pieces.