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🥜 Salted Caramel Peanut Brittle

Salted Caramel Peanut Brittle

🍽 Serves ⏲ Total Time
8 30 minutes

🧂 Ingredients

  • 🍬 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 🧈 10 Tbsp salted butter
  • 🌽 0.33 cup light corn syrup
  • 🥛 0.33 cup whole milk
  • 🍦 2 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 🥤 1.25 tsp baking soda
  • 🥜 3 cups honey roasted peanuts
  • 🧂 0.5 tsp Maldon salt

🍳 Cookware

  • 1 sheet pan
  • 1 nonstick silicone mat
  • 1 large heavy-bottomed pot
  • 1 candy thermometer
  • 1 pastry brush

📝 Instructions

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 200°F. Line a sheet pan with a nonstick silicone mat and place it in the oven to warm.

Step 2

In a large heavy-bottomed pot fitted with a candy thermometer, combine the granulated sugar, salted butter, light corn syrup, and whole milk. Heat over medium high until the mixture reaches 300°F, whisking frequently and brushing the sides of the pot with a pastry brush lightly dipped in water if you notice sugar stuck to the sides. This helps to prevent the mixture from crystallizing.

Step 3

Once the mixture registers 300°F, turn off heat. Add the vanilla bean paste and baking soda, and stir vigorously, the mixture will bubble.

Step 4

Stir in the desired amount of honey roasted peanuts and mix well.

Step 5

Working quickly, pour the mixture onto the silicone mat on the warmed sheet pan and gently spread with a greased rubber spatula into a thin and even layer.

Step 6

Sprinkle with the Maldon salt and let it sit until completely cool, about 30 minutes. Break the brittle into pieces.

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