Photo: Karry Hosford
about 1 1/4 pounds (serving size: about 1 ounce)

Pepper adds an unexpected bit of heat to the brittle, but you can omit it for a traditional version. To wrap, place pieces of brittle in clear food-safe cellophane bags, then tie with ribbon.

How to Make It

Step 1

Coat a large jelly roll pan with cooking spray.

Step 2

Combine sugar and next 5 ingredients (sugar through salt) in a large saucepan; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook 10 minutes or until sugar dissolves and candy thermometer registers 325°, stirring occasionally. Remove mixture from heat; stir in peanuts and remaining ingredients. (The baking soda will cause the mixture to bubble and become opaque.)

Step 3

Quickly pour mixture into prepared pan, spreading to edges. Let stand 1 hour; break into pieces.

Step 4

Note: Store the peanut brittle in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

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