Peanut brittle is the perfect winter time snack and goes deliciously well with creamy vanilla ice cream and custards! You may also break the brittle in to small chunks and add bits of the nutty brittle over Greek yogurt to enjoy a quick dessert any time of the day. Spice it up with a pinch of nutmeg and cinnamon powder if you wish to…
Brush the vegetable oil on a small rimmed plate or a rimmed baking dish on all sides.
Add the sugar and water together in a pan.
Let it boil on medium flame without stirring until the sugar melts and turns golden brown in color.
Lower the flame and let the sugar mixture cook until light amber in color.
Stir in the peanuts and let the brittle mixture cook until golden amber in color.
Quickly transfer the sugar and peanut mixture to the greased dish and smoothen it lightly from the top to get an even layer on top.
Let the brittle cool down for at least 30 minutes to room temperature.
Use a knife to pull out the brittle slab from the dish. Alternatively, you may flip it upside down over the kitchen counter, apply force on the back of the plate and take out the brittle chunk.
Break the brittle in to random shapes and enjoy!
You may add a pinch of salt to the sugar and water mixture as well to get add on to the saltiness.
Be very careful while the sugar is boiling as sugar tends to change in consistency and flavor as the temperature increases.
You may also spread a butter paper or aluminum foil on the baking dish and transfer the brittle mixture to it. This way it will be much easier for you to pull out the brittle from the baking dish.
You may also use a sharp knife to make cut marks on the brittle while it is still soft in the baking dish, of the desired size and shape. Just break off the brittle at the edges where you had put the cut marks when it cools.
If you like your brittle oozing with roasted nut flavor you should add the peanuts to the sugar mixture when it turns light brown in color. Cook the mixture while stirring constantly until the hot brittle mixture turns shiny brown in color and smells prominently of roasted nuts.
This is the perfect always-stock- at- your-kitchen kinda preparation that can be enjoyed as such or used to give a fancy twist to your favorite dessert!
Nutritional information (per serving): 444 Calories, 21.7g Total fat (3g Saturated fat, 6.7g Polyunsaturated fat, 10.9g Monounsaturated fat), 0mg Cholesterol, 345.7mg Sodium, 279.8mg Potassium, 59.1g Total carbohydrates (3.4g Dietary fiber, 52g Sugars), 10.1g Protein