National Peanut Brittle Day (and How to Make It!)
January 26 is National Peanut Brittle Day
Did you know that there is a National Peanut Brittle Day? Yes, there is one and it is celebrated on January 26. To celebrate National Peanut Brittle Day, why not try making some of your own or get some at your favorite candy store?
Brittle was one of the first types of dessert or candy ever made. It is thought that the Irish enjoyed eating sugarcoated peanuts as a tasty treat. Later, they began to add syrup to the peanuts, thereby creating the first peanut brittle. Recipes for the sweet delicacy began to appear in US cookbooks during the 19th century.
It's not known why January 26 was chosen to be the day to commemorate peanut brittle. Personally speaking, it could be every day of the week, but that would be too much of a good thing...wouldn't it?
The Main Ingredient: Peanuts
Betty's Party Peanut Brittle - Betty Demonstrates How to Make Party Peanut Brittle
Follow Betty's video for the recipe of her delicious party peanut brittle. The printed recipe can be found below.
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup light corn syrup
- pinch of salt
- 1 cup dry-roasted peanuts
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- cooking oil spray
- Combine ½ a cup of light corn syrup with 1 cup of sugar and the pinch of salt in a heavy, medium pot. Stir the mixture constantly while cooking it over a medium heat and bring it to a boil.
- Boil for five minutes without stirring (310 degrees on a candy thermometer).
- Stir in 1 cup of dry roasted peanuts and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes (280 degrees on a candy thermometer). The mixture will become golden brown.
- Remove the pot from the heat and add in 2 tablespoons of butter, 1 teaspoon of baking soda and 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract, stirring the mixture well.
- Pour mixture immediately into a 15" x 10" jellyroll pan which has been sprayed with cooking oil spray.
- Spread the mixture with the back of a wooden spoon until you have achieved your desired thickness and the mixture is even.
- Let the brittle cool for 5 minutes or until it has hardened sufficiently. Break it into pieces using a large spoon. Place the finished brittle on a serving dish or store it in an airtight container.
A Nutty Collection of Peanut Brittle Recipes - Try One of These For National Peanut Brittle Day
- Mom's Best Peanut Brittle
This is a wonderful peanut brittle that is easy to make and wows everyone!
- Betty Crocker Peanut Brittle
Make old-fashioned peanut brittle just like the professionals. Who would ever think making candy at home could be such fun!
- Peanut Brittle Recipe
Recipes using peanuts or peanut butter - peanut brittle.
- Bacon Peanut Brittle Recipe | Food Republic
Here it is, the recipe so good, it beat out hundreds of entries to win one of two first prizes in the Macy's Recipe Share Contest, with winners chosen by...
- Peanut Brittle | Peanut Brittle Recipe | Easy Asian Recipes at RasaMalaysia.com
Crunchy, sweet and sinfully additive peanut brittle. Easy peanut brittle recipe that yields the best peanut brittle that is perfect for the holidays!
Are you going to try to make some peanut brittle?
© 2012 Richard