Golden Peanut Brittle: The Perfect Afternoon Pick-Me-Up

Peanut brittle isn’t just for the holidays. This sweet treat is the perfect protein-packed option to satisfy your sweet tooth any day of the year.

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Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 1 hour
Serves 8

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 cup butter, chunked
  • 2 cups roasted peanuts
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. sea salt

Directions:

  • 1

    Butter two parchment-lined baking sheets.
  • 2

    Combine sugar, corn syrup and water in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until sugar is dissolved and mixture comes to a boil, about 8 to 12 minutes.
  • 3

    Add butter and continue cooking, stirring occasionally for 15 to 25 minutes or until a candy thermometer reaches 280o.
  • 4

    Stir in peanuts and continue stirring for 10 to 12 minutes or until the candy thermometer reaches 305o.
  • 5

    Remove from heat and stir in baking soda and sea salt.
  • 6

    Pour mixture into prepared baking sheets, spreading evenly into ¼ inch thickness.
  • 7

    Cool completely and break into pieces.

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