Now, when your Grandma tells you how to make something, you should listen & follow her instructions. After all, she knows! Right?? Well, I goofed on this one a wee bit, I added the peanuts to the syrup mixture, which was a bad idea, because it caused the syrup to cool & thicken nearly immediately on me. BUT, if you follow Grandma’s instructions, you’ll have a perfect, thin, breakable peanut brittle. Trust me. It’s Grandma’s Recipe!
These are perfect for packing in a tin to give to your neighbor, bring to the gatherings, or share with your hairdresser. Make a batch, it doesn’t take long (if you buy shelled peanuts, that is).
- 2 cups shelled peanuts
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Grease. Arrange peanuts in a single layer on parchment paper.
- In a heavy bottom pan, heat sugar gradually over medium/medium-high heat. Stir constantly until a golden syrup.
- Remove from heat. Stir in salt, baking soda & vanilla. Stir to combine.
- Pour syrup over peanuts.
- Break into small pieces when cooled.