I would have never thought of putting cocoa into my peanut brittle until a friend made it for me. It was very good. Enjoy this flavorful recipe for Chocolate Peanut Brittle.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
- 1/4 cup cocoa
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1/2 cup light corn syrup
- 1/4 cup whipping or heavy cream
- 1 cup sugar
- 1-1/4 cups dry roasted or salted penauts
Combine cocoa and baking soda in small bowl. Place butter on top. Set aside. Lightly grease or butter a cookie sheet. Set aside. Make sure candy thermometer and wooden utensils to spread candy are easily accessible. In a heavy saucepan, heat together sugar, corn syrup and whipping cream. Once sugar has melted add peanuts. While cooking be sure to stir frequently until candy reaches 300 degrees F. on thermometer or hard crack stage.
Remove from heat and stir in small bowl of ingredients. Quickly pour Chocolate Peanut Brittle onto prepared cookie sheet. Spread with wooden utensils until 1/4 inch thick. Once completely cool, break Chocolate Peanut Brittle into pieces and store in an airtight container. Makes approximately 1 pound.