A Homemade Valentine: Cast Iron Skillet Peanut Brittle

peanut brittle done

I never really cared much for peanut brittle — that is, until an older gentleman introduced me to a recipe handed down to him long ago.  He said he enjoyed making it at deer camp each year, and brought a batch to share at our workplace too.  It was amazing!  Crispy and delicious, it melts in your mouth, with nothing sticking to your teeth.  Only 5 ingredients: peanuts, sugar, corn syrup, salt, and baking soda.  The real secret though, according to him, is using a cast iron skillet and a wooden spoon. Continue reading