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Peanut Brittle

Fun for holiday gifts and as a treat anytime of the day!

Prep
Cook
Serves 80people
Ingredients
Brittle
2
ea. Vanilla bean
3 1/4
cups Unsalted toasted peanuts
1
cup Granulated sugar
1
/4 c. + 1 tbsp. Corn syrup
1 1/4
cups Unsalted butter, cubed
1
/4 c. Honey
2
tsp Salt
Optional Chocolate decoration
32
oz Bittersweet chocolate, tempered
Directions
1.
Split vanilla beans lengthwise and scrape seeds into a large heavy-bottomed saucepan, along with scraped out pods. Place remaining ingredients in saucepan and place over high heat. Cook to a caramel color while continuously stirring with a wooden spoon. The mixture will become very thick. Pull out the vanilla beans and set aside. Lightly spray the work surface with vegetable cooking spray. If you would like to use metal rulers so the brittle will be rolled to an even thickness, set them into place now. Immediately pour the mixture onto the marble or granite slab (you can also use a parchment paper lined baking sheet). Place a piece of parchment paper over the hot brittle and use a rolling pin to roll the peanut brittle into a 3/8-inch thick flat layer. Use a sharp chef's knife to partially cut the brittle while it is still warm. Allow it to cool completely before coating it with chocolate. It is ready to eat now or you can add chocolate to the outside of the brittle.
2.
To cover with chocolate: You can use a variety of methods to apply chocolate to the brittle. You could simply place some chocolate into a cornet and drizzle the chocolate over the cool brittle. You could also use a dipping fork to dip each piece of brittle in the chocolate. Whatever method you use, allow the chocolate to set and it is ready to serve.

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