Thursday, February 05, 2015
A delicious candy recipe!
I like to try out different candy recipes throughout the year so I will be prepared with some ideas when Christmas rolls around. Very often, the candy recipes work out well for Valentine's Day, too.
This Chunky Peanut Brittle is a recipe I've been wanting to try for awhile. The candy really doesn't taste like brittle at all to me, as it isn't hard or crunchy. It's more like a toffee or Heath bar, just less hard.
The author of the recipe said other nuts could be substituted for peanuts. I didn't have peanuts on hand, so I used chopped pecans. The candy turned out very well in spite of the fact that my candy thermometer is not up to par. I just kept testing it in cold water until it got to what I figured was the hard crack stage, and it worked out fine, but seemed to take a long time. I probably need to buy a new candy thermometer before next Christmas!