peanut brittle

Peanut Brittle

These are real treats and perfect for school lunch boxes, make peanut brittle and have it around the house in broken bits for any time snacks. I love peanut brittle but you can use walnuts or almonds for a different brittle. I have also been known to toss in some sesame seeds for a change. Make this one your own.

What you need

1 and 1/3 cups sugar
½ cup golden syrup
1 cup boiling water
1 and ½ cups broken peanuts (knock them with a rolling pin)
Pinch bicarb of soda
5 tablespoons butter

The process

Line a baking tray with tin foil.

In a pot over a low heat add the water, sugar and syrup and stir until all of the sugar is dissolved. Bring to the boil and cook, not stirring for a further 3 minutes.

Remove from the stove and mix in the peanuts, butter and bicarb of soda to coat all of the peanuts well.

Pour into the lined baking tray and allow to cool. Snap into pieces.