The current Hero Arts Hostesses are cooking this week, then making a card or project inspired by our recipe. See our discussion for more details. I kicked the week off with my Peanut Brittle.
The recipe came from a friend of my mom's and I've been making it for 5 years, usually at Christmas but it's really a yummy candy treat anytime! So I must thank Bev Thiede who gave me the recipe:
Peanut Brittle1/2 cup water
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 cup white granulated sugar
1 cup raw Spanish peanuts
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Combine first 3 ingredients in a sauce pan. Heat on the stovetop to boiling (235 - 240 degrees F on a candy thermometer). Add peanuts and continue cooking on medium high heat to 300 - 310 degrees F, stirring to keep peanuts from sticking to the pan. Remove from heat, quickly stir in baking soda and vanilla and watch it foam! Pour onto buttered cookie sheet. As soon as edges get firm, pull and stretch the candy until it's thin. Once it hardens, break into bite size pieces.
And here's the card I was inspired to make:
post on the Hero Arts Blog.
Thanks for stopping and if you try making the peanut brittle I'd love to hear about it.