Friday, May 27, 2022

Chocolaty Peanut Brittle

Several years ago I made my first Peanut Brittle and everyone loved it! I thought it would be yummy dipped in chocolate..and it was!
So today, I'm incorporating the chocolate into the brittle. I mean, c'mon, chocolate and peanuts are always a good thing!

Y'all! Let's make some!๐Ÿ˜‹

You will need: granulated sugar, whipping cream, corn syrup, unsweetened cocoa, baking soda, peanuts, butter, and vanilla.

I forgot to get a shot of my cookie sheet. I lined it with parchment paper and placed in a 200 degree F oven to warm as I made the candy.

Also needed, a 4 quart heavy-bottomed pot and candy thermometer.

Combine sugar, whipping cream, and corn syrup in 4 quart pot. Over medium heat, stir continuously until mixture reaches 250 degrees F. Add butter and peanuts and continue cooking and stirring until candy reaches 305 degrees F. 
Remove from heat, add in baking soda and cocoa mixture and vanilla. Stir to combine well.

Mmmm...that chocolaty smell

Pour candy onto prepared pan.
I spread mine with an offset spatula.

Chocolaty Peanut Brittle

2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
2 1/2 cups peanuts 
3 Tablespoons butter
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
(combine cocoa and baking soda in small bowl)
1 teaspoon vanilla 

Place a parchment lined cookie sheet into 200 degrees F oven to warm while making candy.

In a 4 quart heavy-bottomed pot, combine sugar, corn syrup, and whipping cream. Attach candy thermometer and cook, stirring continuously until candy reaches 250 degrees F. Add butter and peanuts. Temperature will drop a good bit. Continue cooking and stirring until candy reaches 305 degrees F. Remove from heat. Add cocoa and baking soda mixture and vanilla stirring well to combine.

Remove cookie sheet from oven, carefully pour hot candy and spread with long handled spatula.
Let cool and break into pieces.

Thanks for hanging out today while we made another batch of delicious candy!

JOHN 3:16

'til we sweet again, Karen๐Ÿ’—