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!
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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- 1 pkg (5.5 oz) Werther's Original Hard Candies (unwrapped of course)
- 5 Pieces Werther's Original Baking Caramels (Unwrapped of course)
- 1 tbsp. Butter
- 1 tbsp. Water
- 1 cup Dry Roasted Peanuts
- 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
- Spray cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray
- Melt baking and hard caramels with butter and water in a medium saucepan over low heat until smooth, stirring often.
- Once completely melted and smooth, add peanuts and cook 2 minutes longer. Stir in the baking soda and vanilla.
- Immediately spread out thinly onto a cookie sheet to cool completely. Break into pieces to serve.
- The directions say to use a non-stick spray on cookie sheet. I have a tip - use non stick parchment paper instead. I prefer using it instead of non-stick spray on the cookie sheet so that the bottom of my brittle isn't greasy or feel oily.
- I just lined my cookie sheet with non-stick parchment paper instead without spray. It comes right off the parchment paper without sticking at all. I also find it to be easier.