Fool's Gold Peanut Brittle

I would like the recipe for peanut brittle that is really airy. I think it is called Fool's Gold. I bought some at Silver Dollar City and liked it and want to make it.

Sorry, I'm not familiar with that particular candy, although it sounds quite good.

Here's another recipe I found that is considered to be an airy peanut brittle.

Airy Peanut Brittle Recipe

  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 16 - 20 oz of raw peanuts, shelled
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 2 tablespoon of butter
  • 1 cup of corn syrup
  • 3 tablespoon of baking soda

  1. Combine sugar, water, and corn syrup in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring well.
  2. When mixture begins to thread, turn stove to medium and add peanuts. Cook until peanuts look parched (about 10 minutes).
  3. Remove from heat and add butter. Mix well. Add baking soda and beat quickly and vigorously, letting it rise to the top of the pan.
  4. Pour the mixture onto a buttered baking pan and let cool until hardened. Break apart and store in an airtight container.

Note: If you want to use peanuts that are already roasted, wait and add them to the mixture just near the end of the heating process.

Microwave Peanut Brittle Recipe

Here's a microwave recipe for peanut brittle I found on another forum. It had good reviews and I'm going to try it myself this holiday.

In a large (2 quart) microwave
safe glass bowl combine the following ingredients:

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup (If you can get Lyle's Golden syrup, it makes a much better brittle.)

**Use a wooden spoon for stirring because the mixture gets very thick.

Microwave on high for 4 minutes.

1 cup roasted, salted peanuts or almonds or pecans or broken macadamia nuts, stirring well. Any of your favorite nuts will do.

Microwave on high for 3-5 minutes until mixture is tan to light brown.

1 teaspoon butter
1 teaspoon vanilla

Stir well.
Microwave on high for 1-2 minutes more.
The nuts will be lightly browned and syrup very hot.

1 teaspoon baking soda - sprinkle the baking soda over the top of the syrup and stir briskly until light and foamy.

Immediately pour onto lightly oiled foil.

Spread out to about 1/4 inch thickness and allow to cool for 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Break up your cooled peanut brittle and store in an airtight jar or container.

If you prefer using raw peanuts, just add them at the beginning and add 1/4 teaspoon salt.

Well, those may not be what you are looking for, but they are worth trying until you find the Fool's Gold peanut brittle recipe.

Let's ask the other visitors and see if anyone else knows about it, shall we?

Does anyone know the recipe for Fool's Gold peanut brittle?

Comments for Fool's Gold Peanut Brittle

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Dec 29, 2010
by: Anonymous

I tried the above microwave recipe with Lyle's Golden Syrup using the minimum times suggested and ended up with a burned-tasting waste of ingredients. I think golden syrup has a lower burning point than corn syrup, so be warned: if you try the recipe with LGS, keep your eye on it and use cooking times even lower than those suggested here.

Apr 16, 2010
Fools gold
by: Anonymous

I was a candy maker at silver dollar city. Fools gold is very easy to make. The person who said peanut brittle without peanuts is correct. Cook that recipe to 310. After adding the baking soda, let rise in pan and pour out on a piece of marble. Do not flatten. Just let cool.

Some recipes call for dark syrup. We used light. 1 part syrup to 2 parts sugar was our recipe. Add enough water to mix. Cook to 310 add salt and baking soda pour and let cool. Very easy.

Dec 19, 2009
True Fools Gold
by: Anonymous

I worked at Mutton Hollow just around the corner of silver dollar city in branson, Missouri, I helped make the fools gold, its the same ingrediants as the peanut brittle, just eliminate the peanuts, thats all. It's soooooo Good.

Oct 13, 2009
Possible Silver Dollar City Fools Gold Brittle???
by: Anonymous

I found this recipe on

I know what you are talking about and was hoping to make this with my kids since we are studying the California Gold Rush, unfortunately it says not to make this on a moist day and that is all we have had lately. I hope this helps!

1 cup sugar
1 cup dark corn syrup
4 tsp. baking soda
chocolate for dipping

Over medium heat. In a very large and heavy saucepan combine sugar and syrup. Bring to a boil just until sugar dissolves. Stirring constantly. Cook without stirring until it reaches hard crack stage or 305 degrees on candy thermometer, remove from heat, stir in soda. Working quickly, spread mixture in a 9Ă—18" pan. Allow to cool. Break into pieces. Dip in Chocolate that has been melted if desired. Let the Chocolate harden. Enjoy. This is good with or without the chocolate.

DO NOT try to make this on a cloudy day. It will not work.

Feb 12, 2009
fool's gold
by: Anonymous

I'm looking for a candy called fool's gold I had it once in sliver doller city in Branson Missouri I cant find it any where eles i been looking all over for the candy it self and the recipe i cant find it. if anybody knows what I'm talking about plese help me out.

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