It’s that time of year… time for delicious, hard candy treats!
I truly enjoy my job as a candy maker. All summer, I get to make, sell, and smell candy all day long! And the first candy that I normally make on a daily basis is peanut brittle.
It’s our top seller next to fudge at May’s Candy Shop, and I pride myself on making ours the thinnest possible brittle that you can find. It also helps to have large metal tables to which to spread it out, but sometimes the table still isn’t enough!
Anyway, I’ve always seen peanut brittle as that candy for any special home entertaining… a casual night with friends over for movie night, game night, and of course, every winter holiday that requires warm and cozy environments.
In my quest to make candy at home, I put together my own peanut brittle recipe to make on my stovetop. Although the recipe is different from how I make it at work, the outcome was just as delicious. I spread the peanut brittle out as far as I could, then I had my sister try this first batch out, and she felt that it came out great! So I thought I’d share some pictures below, along with the recipe below if you’d like to make some for you and your friends and family at home. Crunchy and full of flavor, this peanut brittle will be a delicious snack for your next holiday get together!
Is there a special event or time of year that you like to make peanut brittle? If so, share your experience down in the comments below!