This homemade peanut brittle recipe is loaded with creamy flavor and crunchy peanuts. Perfect for gifting and sharing, or not.
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Making treats for family and friends has always been something I’ve loved to do. There’s a certain amount of satisfaction that comes from taking a handful of ingredients, or supplies, and creating something entirely different.
While this peanut brittle may not be the fastest recipe, I can assure you it is totally worth it.
I came across the recipe when my husband brought home a recipe book from a visit to Colorado.
He had been spending time with some of his relatives and his Aunt Evangeline had given it to him. She had been part of an artists’ group and everyone in the group contributed recipes for it.
I wanted to make the peanut brittle recipe as soon as I saw it, but just never got around to it, until now.
I’ll be honest, I used to shy away from any recipe that required me to use a candy thermometer.
However, lately it seems like those are the only types of recipes I’ve been making. Like the rocky road fudge recipe I made the other week.
If you haven’t tried it you, you are missing out.
It’s funny how you become less intimidated by things as you get older, isn’t it?
So basically, what I am trying to say is that you shouldn’t be worried that this homemade peanut brittle requires a thermometer.
Homemade Peanut Brittle Recipe Tips
- Make sure you butter your cookie sheet well, otherwise the peanut brittle may be too difficult to remove
- Use a metal baking dish and NOT one made with stone. You will need to break the brittle apart and could risk breaking your pan as well
- Don’t leave the pan unattended. You need to be in front of the stove for the entire recipe, about an hour, so be sure to plan for that
- DO NOT TOUCH the brittle as it is extremely hot. I can not stress this enough. The mixture gets hot enough that it will cause 3rd degree burns.
- Do not make this recipe with young children. See previous tip.