This EASY Caramel Peanut Brittle captures the perfect flavor of fall’s caramel and pairs it with the crunch of peanuts.
Rest assured, this is the most simple peanut brittle recipe I’ve ever made and the quality and taste are gourmet!
It’s an exciting twist on grandma’s famous peanut brittle.
It’s sure to be a hit!
For those unfamiliar with this delicious confection, Brittle is a type of candy, consisting of flat broken pieces of hard sugar candy embedded with peanuts.
The sugar and water mixture is heated to the hard crack stage, approximately 300-degrees Fahrenheit.
There are those who have the belief that peanut brittle originated in the South.
Sure, the South has Jimmy Carter, whose well known for being a peanut farmer, but before the Carter family, Civil War soldiers survived on peanuts.
After all, peanuts are high in protein!
Others, give credit to a woman, in the South, who, back in 1890, was trying to make taffy, but added baking soda rather than the cream of tartar the recipe listed.
There are many other versions, some say rather than a woman in the South, it was a woman in New England who confused the white powders while baking.
Then there are the Celts who mixed sugar with peanut butter and created a holiday treat by roasting the ingredients.
Some credit the Irish with bringing Peanut Brittle to America around 1830.
And just like the origin of Peanut Brittle, there are many versions. Some brittle includes almonds, other pecans.
You might want to try making this delicious, easy Caramel brittle like they do in the Middle East with pistachios (the best pistachio brittle recipe), or give it an Asian flair with the addition of sesame seeds to complement the peanuts.
There are also many variations on how to make it.
If you ask one hundred cooks how to make peanut brittle, you’ll get one hundred variations.
We think you’ll agree, this recipe is easy and it’s delicious…and really, isn’t that all we need in Peanut Brittle?!
Caramel Peanut Brittle Recipe Ingredients:
1 package Werther’s Original Hard Candies, unwrapped
5 pieces Werther’s Original Baking Caramels, unwrapped
1 Tablespoon butter
1 Tablespoon water
1 cup dry roasted peanuts
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Caramel Peanut Butter Recipe Directions:
Spray cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
Melt Baking and Hard Caramels with butter and water in a medium saucepan over low heat until smooth, stirring often.
Add the peanuts and cook 2-minutes longer.
Stir in the baking soda and the vanilla.
Immediately spread out thinly onto a cookie sheet to cool completely.
Break into pieces.
- 1 package Werther’s Original Hard Candies, unwrapped
- 5 pieces Werther’s Original Baking Caramels, unwrapped
- 1 Tablespoon butter
- 1 Tablespoon water
- 1 cup dry roasted peanuts
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Spray cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
- Melt Baking and Hard Caramels with butter and water in a medium saucepan over low heat until smooth, stirring often.
- Add the peanuts and cook 2-minutes longer.
- Stir in the baking soda and the vanilla.
- Immediately spread out thinly onto a cookie sheet to cool completely.
- Break into pieces.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 58Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 72mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 2g
The Nutritional Information may not be accurate.
Serve the Caramel Peanut Brittle or package for holiday treats!