Vegan Peanut Brittle - Hell Yeah It's Vegan!
I am truly a fool for giving out a recipe like this for free, when I should be raking in royalties from the American Dental Association instead. Consider this fair warning: don’t even think about making peanut brittle if you’ve personally funded the college educations of two of your orthodontist’s kids, okay? That said, peanut brittle is actually very simple to make, and the first time I tried my hand at it, I was surprised by how nicely it came out. Plus, it’s shiny and pretty, and would make a nice, homey gift wrapped up in a festive tin. Two things will ensure your success in making brittle. First, make sure you have an accurate candy thermometer at your disposal. Second, measure out all of your ingredients beforehand, mise en place, as you won’t have time to fuss with them as you cook. Other than that, this recipe is extremely versatile and pretty much foolproof, so feel free to have fun with it! Those of you with peanut allergies (or loved ones with peanut allergies), can substitute slivered almonds for the peanuts. Or you could substitute some of the corn syrup for maple syrup, exchange the peanuts for walnuts, and …
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