Honeycomb Peanut Brittle

I love peanut brittles but they have always a bit to much candy and a bit too hard for my liking. This variation leverages the light, airy, and crunchy honeycomb candy base for peanut brittles making it a delight to bite into. The honeycomb melts in your mouth and is full of honey and toffee flavor. The Virginia peanuts adds a delightful saltiness to the candy and a bite. Overall, a lovely combination!

honeycomb peanut brittle
honeycomb peanut brittle

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Honeycomb Peanut Brittle

This variation on the traditional peanut brittle is airy and crunchy, making it a delight to bite into. It boasts sweet and nutty flavors of honey and toffee and is topped with roasted Virginia peanuts for a lovely salty contrast.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: candy
Servings: 6 oz

Equipment

  • thermometer or temperature gun
  • silicone baking mat or parchment paper

Ingredients

  • 110 g cane sugar
  • 30 g honey
  • 20 g water
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 30 g Virginia peanuts

Instructions

  • Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper. Sprinkle peanuts all over.
  • Mix together honey, sugar and water in a pot over medium-high heat. Stir and cook the mixture until it reaches 300F and looks golden.
  • Turn off the heat and add in baking soda, quickly mixing to incorporate. The mixture will start foaming and tripling in size. Quickly pour the mixture onto the baking mat over the peanuts. Do not spread the candy.
  • Let the candy cool completely, about 1 hour, before breaking it into pieces.
  • Store in an airtight container and keep away from humidity or about 1-2 weeks.

Notes

Recipe adapted from Saving Dessert. 

For additional information on the science of honeycomb candy, check out this post by Food Crumbles

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