This year if you want to send something homemade, why not try a simple but impressive treat? Peanut brittle is fast and easy to make, and it ships wonderfully!
Martha shows you how to make nut brittle in a perfectly shippable way! In the package she also encloses a special touch – a hammer to break the brittle and directions on how to serve.
How to make a nut brittle:
Put a half a cup of corn syrup in a heavy bottom sauce pan
Add a quarter of a cup of cold water
Add one and a half cups of granulated sugar
Add a a pinch of salt
Let the sugar melt in the liquid
To avoid crystallization, brush the sides of the pot with water
When the corn syrup mixture reaches 238F, add two and a half cups of peanuts
Continue boiling until the syrup reaches a nice amber color
Make sure every peanut is coated
Add one teaspoon of high quality of vanilla extract
Finally, add one teaspoon of baking soda
Remove it from the heat and pour it into your prepared pan.