Sunday, December 21, 2008

From the Archives - a Delicious Holiday-Worthy Candy!

Jeff was going through some of our old posts tonight and came across these delicious candies that we made several months ago. A fun twist on the classic peanut brittle, these would be perfect for making during the holiday season, to give away as gifts or just to snack on!

Jeff found this recipe online. We have lots of peanuts, and he loves the flavor of honey roasted, so he decided to give it a try. We all really like the results - both Jeff and Zaylee kept snitching pieces as I was trying to photograph it!

Honey Roasted Peanut Brittle
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. honey
2 tbsp. water
2 tbsp. oil
2 cups peanuts

Mix sugar and salt in small bowl. Set aside.

Bring honey, water, and oil to a boil in a saucepan. Add peanuts. Reduce heat to low; simmer 5 minutes, stirring frequently.

When liquid is almost all gone add sugar/salt mixture and continue stirring on low until sugar turns reddish-brown, about 5 minutes.

Remove from heat and spread in one layer on cookie sheet or foil. When cool, break into pieces and store in an airtight container.

This turned out better than any other peanut brittle I've ever made. I love the honey roasted flavor and the texture was right on!


Anonymous said...

This really looks so good!

Meg said...


HoneyB said...

definitely holiday fare!

Holler said...

These look really tempting! I think I might make a batch as nibbles for Christmas day. Thanks for the recipe!

~~louise~~ said...

I'm really liking your blog, Stephanie. Don't ask how I got here but I'm sure glad I arrived. Bookmarked. I'll be back after the holidays.

The gift mixes are a terrific! idea. Oh, before I forget, you might like this peanut brittle poem I posted last year.