Easy Peanut Brittle Recipe Without Candy Thermometer or Corn Syrup (Photos Included)
- 1 Cup Peanuts, Roasted
- 1 Cup White Sugar
- 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla, Optional
How to Make the Easy Peanut Brittle Recipe Without Candy Thermometer
Spray on some cooking spray on a clean cutting board or a tray to set your peanut brittle on. If you forget the spray, you will be in a BIG mess trying to separate the peanut brittle because it simply will not come off. I know because I made and learned from this mistake. So please don’t forget to do this before moving on to the next step.
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It's this easy!
- Heat the sugar on a clean saucepan until it melts and turns into a golden brown caramel. Continuously stir it to prevent the sugar from sticking to bottom of the pan. Make sure you have the heat on low and this process will only take about 3-5 minutes. Once the sugar turns into thick lumps [you will see on photos], it will turn into caramel very quickly within a few seconds. So you have to have the roasted peanuts ready to be added into the caramel mixture as soon as it's ready.
- Once the sugar has turned into caramel and starts to boil, immediately add in the roasted peanuts and stir well so all the peanuts will get coated properly in the caramel. At this point you can add in a quarter tea spoon of Vanilla essence if you like. Turn off heat after few seconds.
- Last but not least, carefully pour out the peanut brittle mixture on top of the cooking board or tray and evenly spread it out. Let it cool for about 1-2 hours and your own home made peanut brittle will be all ready to break apart and munch on! Be very careful when handling the hot peanut brittle mixture.