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Chocolate Peanut Brittle

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2009 Chocolate Peanut Brittle Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com

Chocolate Peanut Brittle

2009 Chocolate Peanut Brittle Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
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

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon butter
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  • 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

Preparation:

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.
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Perfect!, Member tshahbag

I was making traditional Brittle for Christmas presents and wondered if there was such a thing as Chocolate Peanut Brittle. I had never had it before, but it sounded good, so I searched About.com and found this wonderful recipe. It's delicious! It's my new favorite! Thank you, Carol!

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