Easy Healthy Peanut Brittle
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Yield: 4 cups brittle pieces
 
Healthy and easy peanut brittle. Made with natural sweeteners. Gluten-free and no candy thermometer needed!
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups blanched unsalted peanuts (just regular plain peanuts with no salt. I got mine in bulk)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ cup cane sugar
  • ½ cup brown rice syrup
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 stick salted butter (1/2 cup)
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Spread the peanuts on a cookie sheet and place in the oven to roast them a bit and bring out their flavor. Roast for 9-10 minutes until they start to turn golden. (After 8-9 minutes, keep an eye on them so they don't burn)
  3. Prepare another cooking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silipat mat (where the brittle will cool), and another separate piece of parchment paper (to press out the brittle when done)
  4. In a medium sized pot on the stove, add the cane sugar, brown rice syrup, honey, salt and stick of butter.
  5. Turn on the stove, and heat over medium/high heat. Keep it at a rolling boil, stirring frequently. This entire step will take 6-7 minutes if you care to time it. It will thicken and go a darker shade (similar to butterscotch). At this point, add the vanilla, and stir a few more times. You'll know its done as you'll know that if you go longer, it will burn. (you can smell it and the texture will start to change slightly)
  6. Remove from heat and quickly add in the peanuts and stir well.
  7. Pour the brittle onto your cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. QUICKLY place the other sheet of parchment on top and press out (put oven mitts on as its hot, or use your other cookie sheet). It will start to harden quickly.
  8. Allow to cool completely, and break into pieces. Store in plastic baggies, tin, or in a single layer in a sealed container layered with parchment paper.
Nutrition
Serving size: ¼ cup brittle pieces Calories: 218 Fat: 12.8 g Saturated fat: 5.1 g Carbs: 22 g Sugar: 16 g Sodium: 58 mg Fiber: 1 g Protein: 3.8 g
Recipe by Busy But Healthy at http://www.busybuthealthy.com/easy-healthy-peanut-brittle/