When was the last time you made Peanut Brittle? Most of us would say it's been a while! Our recipe is surprisingly easy and takes only 5 ingredients.
Cooking up peanut brittle with our Pure Cane Syrup has been a Steen Family tradition for as long as we've been making syrup. That would be 110 years! Ayeeee...that's a whole lotta brittle.
With Father's Day coming, what better homemade gift for Dad or Granddad than an edible one for his sweet tooth.
This week in our Steen's Test Kitchen, we couldn't decide whether to make peanut brittle, pecan brittle, or use up a jar of mixed nuts for a batch of mixed nut brittle. To make the brittle more interesting, we decided we'd go for the different colors and textures of the mixed nuts. Our mix for this brittle had peanuts, cashews, almonds and pecans.
You only need one cup of your favorite nut, or Dad's favorite nut, to yield a pound of candy. In under 10 minutes on the stove, and less than an hour to cool, your brittle will be ready for gift boxing in no time...if you can hide it from Dad for that long!
Steen's Mixed Nut Brittle
1 Tbsp butter
1 cup Steen's Cane Syrup
1 cup cane sugar or white sugar
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 cup mixed nut pieces
Grease a baking sheet and set aside. In a heavy saucepot, melt the butter. Add syrup and sugar. Stir to blend well over medium heat. When the mixture reaches 270 degrees on a candy thermometer (soft crack stage), remove from heat. Quickly stir in soda and nuts. Pour the mixture evenly onto the baking sheet, spreading the nuts quickly and evenly with a silicone spatula. Allow the mixture to cool completely. Surface will be shiny. Break into pieces and store in an airtight container. Yields 1 pound of candy.
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