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Peanut Brittle

Peanut Brittle 1

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?

Peanut Brittle 2

You can find a video of Alton Brown making the recipe here and the a text version of the recipe here.

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