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Peanut Brittle

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We love a sweet treat in this house, and I don’t always want to make a trip to the shops for goodies. Peanut brittle is a super simple, and cheap to make, snack that takes just a few minutes to prepare.

While you’re here be sure to check out my air fryer desserts if you’re looking for some inspiration!

Peanut brittle

Ingredients for peanut brittle recipe (UK):

80g golden caster sugar

80g salted peanuts

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Method for making this UK peanut brittle recipe:

Pour the sugar into a heavy bottomed saucepan.

Place this on a medium heat and then BE BRAVE!

Cook the sugar for a few minutes and it will begin to clump before turning silvery.

Swill the sugar around in the pan as it begins to melt, ensuring that all of the clumps are melted. Do not stir or use a utensil at all. If you do the sugar will just stick to it and mess up all your nice utensils!

Once the sugar has melted, and gone past the silver stage it will start to look a little like it is burning. This is perfect!

Add the peanuts now and mix together and you’re finished.

Leave to set in a 23cm baking tray, lined with either baking paper or baking tray liners.

I left in the fridge for 1-2 hours.

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How to make an easy peanut brittle recipe:

Peanut brittle

A delicious, easy peanut brittle recipe.

Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Keyword dessert, sweets
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 51 kcal

Ingredients

  • 80 g golden caster sugar
  • 80 g salted peanuts

Instructions

  1. Pour the sugar into a heavy bottom saucepan, place on a medium heat and be BRAVE! Cook the sugar for a few minutes and it will begin to clump before turning silvery.
  2. Swill the sugar around in the pan as it begins to melt, to ensure that all of the clumps are melted. No need to stir or use any utensils at all. The sugar will just stick to them and create a mess if you do.
  3. Once the sugar has melted and gone past the silver stage it will look like it is burning. But that is just right. Once the sugar is a dark brown colour, like mahogany wood then add the peanuts. Mix together and the ‘cooking’ is done! 

  4. Leave to set in a 23cm baking tray lined with baking tray liners. 

    I placed this in the fridge for 1-2 hours. 

Note: All calorie information is for demonstration purposes only and is based on the specific uncooked ingredients that I used when creating the recipe.

This peanut brittle recipe is literally the easiest recipe I will ever use or share online in my life! It is delicious, uses just two ingredients and best of all it is, tidied up from and ready to eat in just an hour – perfect for any tasty treat! This peanut brittle recipe works out well under £1.

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Fancy making something other than peanut brittle?

Chocolate chip muffins

Millionaire’s shortbread

Lemon & poppyseed muffins

Midnight cookies, air fryer cookies or Christmas cookies

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Super simple peanut brittle recipe. Cheap, frugal, budget recipe. A tasty snack that is so simple to make
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