My Dad’s birthday was recently and I decided to make him a special treat, something he loves, but almost never gets…Peanut Brittle! It also gave me a good excuse to test out my new candy thermometer. I decided to use Alton Brown’s recipe for peanut brittle, and it came out great! I left out the cayenne pepper, but the cinnamon gave the brittle a great flavor. Just make sure you do use a candy thermometer and be sure it gets to 350ºF (as stated in the video.) I tried to make it again without the thermometer, judging just by sight and I must have taken it off too soon because that time it did not come out right at all. Still, when it’s done right it’s a delicious treat. My Dad loved it and I am really excited to make more recipes using a candy thermometer…Toffee perhaps?