DIY: Peanut Brittle

I love to make gifts, especially around the holiday season. My friend, Stephanie in Charlotte always makes me one of my favorites- peanut brittle. It's easy, addictive, delicious....

Ingredients include 1/4 cup water; 1 cup sugar; 1/2 cup corn syrup; dash of salt; 1 cup dry roasted peanuts; 2 tablespoons butter; 1 teaspoon baking soda and a candy thermometer. 

Mix first five ingredients in a sauce pan, cooking on high heat. Stir constantly until it reaches 300 degrees on your candy thermometer. Remove from heat. Add butter, mix a bit and then quickly add the baking soda. Stir quickly, then immediately pour onto a buttered cookie sheet and spread out. 

Let stand for 30 minutes, then simply break the brittle into pieces. 

And don't forget the pretty packaging. My mom and I found these festive cartons at a TJ Maxx in Greenville, SC. Michaels or Target may carry them as well. Have fun making this, your friends and family will be more than grateful...promise. 

 

Photos and Content: Sweet Peach