Tastes of Hawaii Recipe – Old Fashion Peanut Brittle From Kauai’s Old Plantation Days
Week 47 – Old Fashion Peanut Brittle!
Old Fashion Peanut Brittle Recipe (super simple)
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 2 cups raw Spanish peanuts
- 1 cup white karo syrup
- 3 heaping tsp. soda
- 1 T. butter
- 1/2 tsp. salt
Heat sugar, nuts, karo, and butter to 300 degrees, stirring occasionally. (Stir constantly in beginning until sugar and karo melt together so nuts and sugar won’t scorch). After it cooks to 300, remove from heat and add salt and soda (mix salt and soda together first) and stir, pour onto greased surface. Let cool and break into pieces. Enjoy.
As mentioned in my first recipe blog, Hawaii is a wonderful mix of cultures and each of these peoples brought with them their customs and foods. The early plantation days saw these combining cultures creating foods that are unique only to Hawaii. We thank these early pioneers who planted and nurtured these plantation fields and created many of these amazing recipes.
Because we have this rich Hawaiian heritage, I started this running blog that features recipes with a Hawaiian flair. If you love collecting recipes, please check back so that you can collect your favorites.
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