Oh those sweet, crunchy, flat, broken pieces of hard sugar candy we call peanut brittle, delights our taste buds. What better way to treat yourself with this delicious confection, than on National Peanut Brittle Day. Celebrated annually on January 26, peanut brittle is a mixture of sugar and water that is heated to the hard crack stage hovering around 300 degrees Fahrenheit. It is embedded with such nuts as peanuts, pecans and almonds. This nut brittle is tailored to certain regions around the world, by using other popular nuts like pistachios.
The hot, caramelized sugar candy is poured out onto a flat surface for cooling, and troweled to uniform thickness. For an easy peanut brittle recipe check out Cooking Mamas http://www.cookingmamas.com/peanut-brittle.html.