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
- Combine sugar, water, and corn syrup in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring well.
- When mixture begins to thread, turn stove to medium and add peanuts. Cook until peanuts look parched (about 10 minutes).
- 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.
- Pour the mixture onto a buttered baking pan and let cool until hardened. Break apart and store in an airtight container.
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.Add:
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.Add:
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.Add:
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?