Boo! Are you ready for your upcoming Halloween get-togethers? Treat your ghouls and ghosts to something spooky good this season. I’ve got a frighteningly easy recipe for you—it only has eight ingredients!
3 cups of sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
4 1/2 cups salted peanuts
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 teaspoons baking soda
Vegetable spray (I use avocado oil spray)
1 bag of candy corn (or your favorite Halloween candy)
2 baking pans, 12’x17”
5-quart saucepan with lid
Metal spoon for stirring
- Spray both baking pans with vegetable spray.
- Combine the sugar, corn syrup, and 1/2 cup water in the saucepan. Cover the pan and bring the mixture to a boil over high heat for about five minutes.
- Dissolve the sugar by swirling the pan often over the burner. Remember to keep the lid on!
- Once steam begins to rise around the edges of the lid, remove the lid and reduce heat to medium.
- Insert a candy thermometer and continue to boil until the temperature reaches 230 degrees for about a minute.
- Add the peanuts and stir with a metal spoon until the mixture reaches 300 degrees. This will take about 13-18 minutes and the mixture should be a golden brown.
- Immediately remove from heat and quickly add butter, vanilla, and baking soda. Again, stir with a metal spoon until butter melts and appears foamy.
- Pour half of the mixture down the center of each baking pan; spreading it with a spatula.
- Immediately add candy corn for some colorful Halloween decoration and press them down with the spatula. Be careful—it’s hot!
- Cool for an hour.
- Break the peanut brittle into big pieces and package into cello bags to hand out to your friends and family. Tip: This brittle can also be stored in airtight containers for several weeks.
If you’d like some tips on how to package this peanut brittle in a fun and fashionable way for Halloween, Just Ask!