Everyone wants something sweet at a Super Bowl party. Why not try Dr. Odom’s signature Peanut Brittle recipe? It’s on the lighter side. We suggest a one ounce serving per person. This recipe itself makes 1 lb of brittle. Here’s what you need to buy and do to make it. Don’t forget to share your photos enjoying the brittle at home via our Facebook page!
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 tablespoons water
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups roasted peanuts
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon butter
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper
1/8 teaspoon smoked paprika
Coat a large jelly roll pan with cooking spray.
Combine the first 5 ingredients (sugar through salt) in a large saucepan; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook 10 minutes or until sugar dissolves and candy thermometer registers 325°, stirring occasionally. Remove mixture from heat; stir in peanuts and remaining ingredients. (The baking soda will cause the mixture to bubble and become opaque.)
Quickly pour mixture into prepared pan, spreading to edges. Let stand 1 hour; break into pieces.
Note: Store the peanut brittle in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.