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Peanut Brittle recipe

Homemade peanut brittle is a family favorite.Try substituting your favorite nuts for a different flavor.

Recipe: Peanut Brittle

2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup water
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
2 cups roasted salted peanuts

  • Coat a baking sheet with oil; set aside.
  • In a 3-quart heavy-bottomed saucepan overhigh heat, cook sugar, water and cream of tartar until mixturereaches a medium caramel color. Brush down the sides of the panwith a pastry brush dipped in warm water 2 times, to preventthe sugar from crystallizing. Add peanuts and stir with a woodenspoon to coat completely with caramel.
  • Remove pan from heat and quickly pourmixture onto prepared baking sheet. Working quickly, spread mixturethinly with the back of a wooden spoon. Let peanut brittle coolcompletely (about 30 minutes), then break into pieces. Storein a tighlty covered container.

    Makes 10 servings.

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