Great for entertaining or gift-giving! The subtle ale flavour perfectly matches the sweetness and crunch of traditional peanut brittle. You can even addmore flavour and seasonal colours with dried fruits & seeds.
What You Need:
6 ounces Old Tomorrow Canadian Pale Ale – or, for a undertones of vanilla, honey & rye, Monty’s Golden Ryed Ale
Cooking spray, for greasing
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 ½ tablespoons light corn syrup
1 teaspoon honey(optional)
1 tablespoon Canadian maple syrup (optional)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 ½ cup lightly roasted salted peanuts
1 ½ cup of dried cranberries
Prepare a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat sprayed with cooking spray.
Set a large, heavy pot over high heat. Add the sugar, Old Tomorrow CPA or Monty’s Golden Ryed Ale, corn syrup and vanilla and optional ingredients – honey and maple syrup. Mix together.
Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to a simmer and cook until the sugar has dissolved completely and the liquid reaches a temperature of 305 degrees F (a small amount dropped in ice water will set and form a strand when dropped in). A candy thermometer is recommended to check temperature.
Remove from the heat and mix in the peanuts and cranberries. You can also add pine nuts, sunflower seeds, or raisins.
Carefully pour this mixture onto the prepared baking sheet and allow the brittle to cool completely.
Break the candy into pieces once cooled.
Serve as a snack or dessert – a perfect complement to ice cream or as a sweet addition to coffee or tea.