So simple to make, especially for a quick and easy make, but a bit of a nightmare to clean the pan afterwards!
If you are looking for a traditional peanut brittle recipe, look no further. This recipe literally has only two ingredients… Suitable for vegetarians and vegans, and is also (relatively) healthy.
120g granulated or caster sugar
120g peanuts (shelled and “skinned”)
The above ingredients are so versatile… It is literally the same amount of sugar to peanuts, or you can really push the boat out and use cashews (yummy)!
- Line a baking tray with greaseproof / baking paper.
- Measure out your sugar, and put in a thick-based saucepan, over a low-medium heat. Try not to stir the sugar until it starts turning in to liquid… Instead, move the pan in a circular motion to move the sugar around.
- When the sugar starts to melt, it will start turning in to a caramel colour… Stir, using a metal spoon until all of the sugar has completely melted.
- Turn off the heat, and remove the pan to a “cool”, but heat-proof surface.
- Add the peanuts directly to the syrup that you have made, and continue stirring, until all the peanuts have melded together, and it becomes difficult to stir any more.
- Spoon the mixture out on to the already lined baking tray. Try to level out the mixture as you go, so it is only “one peanut high”.
- Leave to cool completely before you break it up to enjoy.
Melted sugar is basically lava. DO NOT allow any children to come in to contact with it until it is fully cooled.