Chunk Full of Nuts Peanut Brittle

Every Christmas, my grandmother created this delicious treat to add to the stockings for all of the children…and adults alike.  It’s a traditional sweet treat that will disappear like magic.


1 tablespoon butter

7 1/4 ounces canned salted peanuts

1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)

2 1/3 cups sugar


Melt butter in a small saucepan over a very low heat.  Add peanuts and salt; allow to warm.  Place sugar in a large thick skillet over medium heat.  Stir continuously until sugar is caramelized into a golden brown syrup.  Quickly stir peanuts and salt mixture into syrup.  Pour onto a large buttered surface at once.  With a big spoon, stretch and pull candy into thin sheet.  Cool and break into pieces.


Yield:  1-1/2 pounds brittle.

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