Monday, January 26, 2015

Peanut Brittle Day, In the News, and Enjoy

Peanut Brittle Day - Today is Peanut Brittle Day!

Brittle was one of the first types of candy ever made. Many ancient cultures that had access to molasses, honey, or sugar produced some form of brittle.

The first peanut brittle recipe appeared in an American cookbook, but the exact origin of the confection is uncertain.

According to one account, peanut brittle was a Celtic dessert. The Celts covered peanuts in sugar and baked them. This eventually evolved into a caramel bark.

Peanut brittle can be difficult to make. Most recipes call for a candy thermometer to allow the baker to regulate the exact temperature. The results can be affected by weather. If brittle is made on a humid day it will not hold its shape.

To celebrate National Peanut Brittle Day, make your own brittle or pick some up at your favorite candy shop!

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