Peanut Brittle Comes Out Too Chewy!
If my peanut brittle comes out too chewy is there a way to make it hard?
Can I freeze it to harden it?
I don't think freezing your peanut brittle will help. In fact, it may even make it more chewy when you thaw it out.
It is probably too chewy because it didn't get to a high enough temperature when cooking the candy mixture.
There's probably not much you can do to repair this batch since it is already finished. Personally, I think I might like it chewy! :-) Just cut it in pieces and tell your friends you made "chewy peanut clusters." Who's to know that wasn't your original plan? I won't tell!
Next time you make it, be sure your candy thermometer is accurate by testing it in boiling water first (should be 212 degrees). Adjust the cooking temperature if necessary.
Since you are in Texas, you may be having a problem with the humidity. Other Texans have said it can be a problem. If you think it is a humid day, add 2° to the required cooking temperature to allow for the moisture in the air.
Sorry I can't be of more help when it comes to rescuing this batch of peanut brittle for you. If anyone else has a method of salvage, please do chime in for Lydia.