Thu Jun 02, 2011 1:42 pm
Beer Peanut Brittle:
2 cups sugar
2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 cups peanuts
2 Tablespoons butter
1/2 cup warm beer
Put in a thick bottomed saucepan with high sides 2 cups of sugar with the lemon juice. Put enough water in just to cover. Place over high heat - this will boil for about ten minutes until the sugar turns into a light caramel. DO NOT STIR.
While the sugar is boiling take 2 cups of peanuts and lightly crush them and place in the oven (400 degrees) to dry out.
When the sugar looks light caramel, remove from heat and add 2 dallops of butter. let it sit 10 seconds before mixing with wooden spoon. There will be a lot of steam.
Next as soon as the butter is melted add the beer. Stand back and let steam. Mix this over heat with wooden spoon. When mixture is homogenous, add peanuts,stir.
Pour mix onto greased baking sheet and let cool 2 hours. Break the brittle.