Everyone loves a bit of Peanut Brittle, and the sweet treat, which dates back to the 19th century, has become so nationally adored that it has joined the legion of foods with their very own day. Celebrate the peanut based candy on Peanut Brittle Day by picking up a few bars from your local store or even attempting to make some yourself.
Play around with recipes and add your own personal touch to create a unique version of the classic brittle we all know and love. A word of warning, though – it isn’t easy to create this level of perfection in your own home, as it requires all kinds of complicated temperature controls, so to save any disappointment, it is probably a good idea to get a pre made bar for back up. However you decide to spend this day, make sure you go nuts!
National Peanut Brittle Day is observed on January 26. A hard, flat candy confection, peanut brittle is enjoyed throughout the United States.
Peanut Brittle includes caramelized sugar or corn syrup. Nuts are added to the molten sugar and then pour onto a flat surface such as granite or marble and smoothed into a thin sheet. The candy cools into a hard, brittle treat that is broken into smaller pieces. Some of the best brittles are hand stretch into a thin, easily cracked candy that melts in the mouth.
The history of peanut brittle is uncertain, though one legend says it was all a mistake. The story goes that a southern woman was making taffy and instead of using cream of tartar, she used baking soda by accident.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Try this peanut brittle recipe:
Mom’s Best Peanut Brittle recipe.
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Within our research, we were unable to identify the creator of National Peanut Brittle Day.
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