Packed with peanuts, this classic candy is both crunchy and melt-in-your-mouth delicious.
Makes 45 pieces.
Total time: 1 hour.
2 3/4 cups granulated sugar
1/2 stick unsalted butter
2/3 cup water
1 1/2 cups lightly salted peanuts
Grease and line a 9 x 13-inch pan with foil.
In a large, heavy saucepan over moderate heat, cook the sugar, butter, and water, stirring occasionally, until the mixture becomes a golden-brown syrup, about 25 minutes. Remove to a cool surface.
Stir in the peanuts and pour mixture into the pan, spreading the nuts evenly.
Let peanut brittle set and cool before breaking into bite-size pieces. It can be stored in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for up to 1 month.