I recently made some very yummy Caramel Peanut Brittle. It’s very easy to make and only takes 20 minutes to make. I made it with Werther’s Original hard candy and baking caramels. It’s a little different than other peanut brittle because when you eat it, it kind of softens a little in your mouth because it’s made with caramel. I actually love this because I have chipped a tooth on peanut brittle before. The caramel flavor is perfect!
What You Need
1 package Werther’s Original Hard Candies, unwrapped
5 pieces Werther’s Original Baking Caramels, unwrapped
1 Tablespoon butter
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 Tablespoon water
1 cup dry roasted peanuts
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
You will also need a cookie sheet, non-stick spray, or what I prefer to use – non-stick parchment paper
First, spray your cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray. Or you can line your cookie sheet with non-stick parchment paper. I think this is easier because I can lift the paper off the sheet and break pieces off easier.
Next you want to melt the soft baking caramels, the hard caramels, butter and water in a medium sauce pan. You want to do this over low heat. This is very important because you don’t want to burn the caramel. You also want to stir often.
Once everything is melted and smoothed, add the peanuts and cook another two minutes. Keep stirring. Then you stir in the baking soda and vanilla. After everything is mixed, you pour the mixture onto your cookie sheet spreading it thinly. It will harden quickly so be quick about it! Allow it to cool completely and then break it up!
Melting the hard candies is the longest part of it. It takes about 15 minutes to completely melt and you want to keep an eye on it and stir every once in a while to make sure it doesn’t burn. The recipe is supposed to yield 10 pieces (10 servings). When I made it, the plate that I shown above is the amount I ended up with. I would have gotten more if I was able to spread it out more quickly. Mine was a little thicker than it should have been. It didn’t ruin the recipe or anything, I just had a thicker brittle. It starts to harden quickly when it’s removed from heat so you want to spread it out as quick as you can.
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