This peanut brittle is light and fluffy. It makes a great gift for the holidays.
Let’s Get Cooking!
You Will Need:
2 cups of Sugar
1 cup of Corn Syrup
1 teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
1-2 cups of Peanuts
1 tablespoon of Butter
1 heaping tablespoon of Baking Soda
Melt sugar and corn syrup in a cooking pot on medium to high heat until it starts to boil. Boil until sugar mixture reaches a hard ball stage (approx. 300F if using a candy thermometer and this process can take a few minutes). Or place a drop of the sugar mixture into a glass of water. If the sugar immediately turns into a hard ball and sets up then the mixture is ready (this is trick my Nana taught me and I never use a candy thermometer to make candy). If the mixture is ready, pour in peanuts, vanilla and butter into the mixture. Stir well and cook for a few more seconds. Then add the baking soda and mix. The candy will start to rise from air pockets created by the baking soda. Immediately pour peanut brittle onto a large well buttered cookie sheet or pizza pan. Let cool and break up into smaller pieces. Serve.
Tip: You must butter the cookie sheet well so the candy doesn’t stick and not release from the pan. Cooking sprays will make the brittle oily.
Tip: When the sugar is ready, it looks like a caramel color and wants to turn loose from the pan similar to one big ball.