Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Dark Chocolate Covered Peanut Brittle

This would be a great gift idea for the holiday season...make a batch of this brittle, and wrap it up with a festive bag and ribbon! I might have to put some in my mom's stocking this year, she loves peanut brittle.

- Sizza

You'll Need:
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup peanuts
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 bars of dark chocolate

  1. Grease a large cookie sheet. Set aside.
  2. In a heavy 2 quart saucepan, over medium heat, bring to a boil sugar, corn syrup, salt, and water. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Stir in peanuts. Set candy thermometer in place, and continue cooking. Stir frequently until temperature reaches 300 degrees F (150 degrees C), or until a small amount of mixture dropped into very cold water separates into hard and brittle threads.
  3. Remove from heat; immediately stir in butter and baking soda; pour at once onto cookie sheet. With 2 forks, lift and pull peanut mixture into rectangle about 14x12 inches; cool. Meanwhile, heat dark chocolate bar chunks in intervals via Microwave (or use double-boiler). Spread melted dark chocolate over top of brittle. Cool completely, refrigerating to speed up if you'd like. Snap candy into pieces.

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