This holiday season, I’m making it my goal to re-learn how to make all my favorite treats as healthy as possible. That generally entails eliminating “typical” ingredients, such as white sugar (which I haven’t used in several years) and corn syrup (which I more recently banished from our kitchen cupboards).
This totally yummy treat is dairy free, gluten free, and made from all natural, raw, and healthy ingredients. Believe it or not, it’s actually just as yummy and cheaper to make than my previous recipe based on corn syrup.
(Oh, and corn-syrup-free popcorn balls are another tasty favorite around here!)
Ready? Here’s my healthy, easy-to-make, sans corn syrup peanut brittle.
Homemade Peanut Brittle
2 C raw honey
1/2 C water
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
2 C peanuts, raw or salted/roasted
Coat a baking sheet with oil; set aside. In a 3-quart heavy-bottomed saucepan over high heat, cook honey, water and cream of tartar until mixture reaches a medium caramel color. Brush down the sides of the pan with a pastry brush dipped in warm water 2 times, to prevent the sugar from crystallizing.
Add peanuts and stir with a wooden spoon to coat completely with caramel.
Remove pan from heat and quickly pour mixture onto prepared baking sheet. Working quickly, spread mixture thinly with the back of a wooden spoon. Let peanut brittle cool completely (about 30 minutes), then break into pieces. Store in an air tight container.
For a step-by-step tutorial with pictures, check out how I learned to make homemade peanut brittle last year. It’s sooooo simple to whip up and makes a yummy Christmas gift!