If you want to make candy with your kids at home, peanut brittle is a great confection to whip up right in your own kitchen. Compared to taffy or honeycomb, peanuts make up the bulk of this sweet treat, making it healthier than candies that are fully made of sugar and corn syrup.
Making your own brittle allows you to experiment - mix up the peanuts with nuts or even with dried fruits!
Salted Peanut Brittle with Dark Chocolate (Salt of the Hearth)
This Salted Peanut Brittle with Dark Chocolate Recipe from Salt of the Hearth combines the nuttiness of the peanuts with the sweetness of the sugar, and the bitterness of the chocolate. The best thing about this recipe is, there are only three ingredients! Less time shopping from groceries and making this treat, more time enjoying it with your family!
"The toasted nuts are right at home swimming in the crunchy caramel and the fleur de sel is the perfect topper. It’s a good thing most of this batch is already packaged up for gifts otherwise I’d probably have eaten it all!"
- 250g caster sugar
- 200g salted peanuts
- 150g dark chocolate; broken into pieces
Peanut Brittle (Baked by Rachel)
The great thing about this Peanut Brittle recipe from Baked by Rachel is, it's creamy and crunchy - it's a treat for both the eyes and the palate! The vanilla extract gives this peanut brittle recipe a smooth flavor profile that ties up the richness of the peanuts with the sweetness of the sugar and corn syrup. The butter adds up to the velvety texture and taste of this confection!
"An easy recipe for traditional peanut brittle, resulting in a creamy and crunchy holiday treat that is perfect for gifting."
- 3/4C water
- 1/2C corn syrup
- 2C granulated sugar
- 2C dry roasted peanuts
- 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
Salted Caramel Nut Brittle (Completely Delicious)
What makes Completely Delicious's Salted Caramel Nut Brittle recipe unique is the stronger contrast between salt and sweet, making it a delectable treat that is just a delight to eat with your kids! The subtle caramel flavor of this brittle is not overbearing when combined with the delicate fleur de sel. This recipe is so good, you can make a batch to give away as an edible gift for any occasion.
"A crunchy caramel candy studded with toasted mixed nuts and sprinkled with fleur de sel. Use whatever mixed nuts you prefer. I used equal amounts of walnuts, pecans, and almonds."
- 12 ounces (about 3 cups, 340 grams) mixed nuts
- 2 cups (400 grams) sugar
- 1/2 cups (118 ml) water
- 1/2 cup (113 grams) unsalted butter
- 1/3 cup (100 grams) light corn syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- Fleur de sel or coarse salt, for sprinkling
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