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 my Grandma’s Peanut Brittle 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 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
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.