This recipe for old fashioned peanut brittle is easy to make and tastes wonderful with a moreish mix of peanuts and caramel. The only problem is having just one piece!
Candy can seem difficult to make however as long as you make sure the candy reaches the temperatures required you really can’t go wrong.
Makes about 1 pound (500g) or 35 servings.
Continue reading for money saving tips and gluten and dairy free options. There is also a PDF version of this recipe at the end of the post which can be printed or saved to your device to save on paper.
*The Nutrition Facts label above should be used as a guide only. The amounts can change depending on the brands you use. To reduce the fat content always try to buy reduced fat products and lean meat when you can afford it. Look for reduced salt products and low sugar without artificial sugar replacements.
Do you need a candy thermometer? They can also be used to measure oil temperature when deep frying. Try this classic candy thermometer – no batteries required and its great value. (Paid link)
Gluten and Dairy Free Options
For gluten free; look for gluten free corn syrup or glucose syrup. For dairy free; use a dairy free spread in place of the butter which is what I used in the photos above.
Save money by buying raw peanuts in bulk especially when you see them on special. Raw shelled peanuts will store for up to one year in the fridge and up to 2 years in the freezer. It is always best to store peanuts in an airtight container once opened. You can tell if the nuts are off as they will have a rancid smell.
Buying peanuts in the shell will always be cheaper however you do need the time to shell them. Think of it as a good way to get rid of any pent up frustrations at the end of the day! If you are not up to shelling, this value 5 pound pack of Pinstar Premium shelled raw peanuts is highly rated. (Paid link)
The second most expensive item is the corn or glucose syrup however it does go a long way and can be used in many different candy recipes. This 1 gallon jug by Unpretentious Baker is highly rated and great value. (Paid link)
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