It has been a family tradition to make Peanut Brittle each year around the holidays. This infamous candy is made with roasted peanuts and hardened in a caramelized sugar coating that makes this the most perfect holiday candy to give away as great gifts.
I’m going to try to not get too emotional writing this post but Peanut Brittle hits a little different with me than some of the recipes of my blog. It’s because of the emotional connection I have to this candy because of my grandmother. Every year, my grandmother would make a variety of candies and baked goods around the holidays. I’m talking fudge, brownies, fruit cakes (my least favorite), and Peanut Brittle. I also remember my grandfather eating large amounts of it and complaining about how brittle wasn’t good for your teeth. Nevertheless, I thought it was utter magic to see her take a cup of sugar and peanuts and turn it into candy!
What is Peanut Brittle?
Peanut Brittle is a hard caramelized candy made with sugar, corn syrup, water, and roasted peanuts that is boiled to reach a high temperature that will brown and harden into candy. Like my grandfather would say, “It is not good for your teeth, Nick.” He wasn’t lying. As a kid, I remember thinking how hard it was and would just nibble on the small pieces. I still do that to this day. Out of habit, I suppose.
Add this candy to your holiday gift-giving this year. Simply make it and put it in holiday decor snack bags as they will make the most perfect gift!Print