Peanut BrittleAn oldie but a goodie!

Peanut Brittle is a fantastic gift food for Christmas or even Mothers and Fathers Days!

Peanut Brittle is a fantastic gift food for Christmas or even Mothers and Fathers Days!

serves
16
time needed
prep cook
ingredients
10
difficulty
Easy
rating (click to rate)
3.5 based on 14 ratings, click to rate

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Golden Syrup
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 60 grams Butter
  • 2 1/2 cups Peanuts

Alternative Peanut Brittle

  • 4 cups Unsalted Peanuts
  • 4 cups Sugar,caster
  • 150 grams Butter


Method

  1. Line a lamington tin with baking paper and spray lightly with canola oil to prevent sticking.
  2. In a large heavy saucepan, combine the sugars, syrup and the water.
  3. Stir over medium heat without boiling until sugar has dissolved.
  4. Use a wet pastry brush to brush the sugar crystals from the side of the pan as you go.
  5. Add butter to the mixture and stir until melted.
  6. Bring mixture to the boil, then reduce the heat slightly and boil without stirring for 15 - 20 minutes or until a teaspoon of mixture dropped into cold water reaches soft-crack stage.
  7. Remove from heat immediately.
  8. Fold in peanuts and pour into prepared tin.
  9. Stand tin on a wire rack to cool and break into pieces when almost set.

Alternative Peanut Brittle:

  1. Grease two lamington tins well with canola oil.
  2. Evenly spread the peanuts between the two tins.
  3. Combine the sugar and 2 cups of water in a heavy based saucepan and cook on low heat without stirring for five minutes or until the sugar has dissolved.
  4. Increase the heat to medium and boil for 10 - 15 minutes or until the mixture turns a golden colour.
  5. Quickly stir in the butter and pour immediately over the peanuts.  Gently 'tap down' the tins to avoid any air bubbles around the peanuts.
  6. Leave for 3 - 5 hours on the kitchen bench until set.
  7.  Once set break up the pieces.

Notes

Recipe Hints and Tips:

  • Peanut Brittle is not suitable to freeze.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

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