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peanut brittle help please!!!

post #1 of 32
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I have someone who is wanting to order loads and loads of peanut brittle. First off, does anyone have a good recipe (i have never made this before, and preferable directions to go with it)? And second, how much should I charge? they are wanting bunches of half sheet pans size brittle. thank you so much
post #2 of 32
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anyone??
post #3 of 32
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no one here does peanut brittle??
post #4 of 32
The only peanut brittle I make is made in the microwave. Well actually, I haven't made it the last 2 years since my son started making it to give as gifts. He usually makes ALOT! I'd be happy to give you the recipe. You may want to look on recipezaar.com. They may have a recipe that makes large batches.
post #5 of 32
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wow, i can't believe that more people don't do this
post #6 of 32
My parents make it every year on their anniversary Dec 23 right before XMAS. I too make mine in microwave, but I cannot eat it due to adult onset allergies from peanuts and shellfish, been eatin this stuff all my life til last year. Crazy huh?

I do make it for friends and family. The recipe takes 5 min in the microwave, I have it at home, I can get it to you tomorrow, but yeah large batch microwave is no good, I've doubled the recipe to make an almost complete 13x9 sheet. But that's as much as I've done.
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post #7 of 32
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yes please give it to me when you get the chance
post #8 of 32
I don't make peanut brittle.. but, I do make pecan brittle.. I started last year and it is very popular.. I package it half and half.. meaning some pieces are plain and some are dipped in white chocolate... If you are interested pm me...
post #9 of 32
I have a wonderful recipe and sell gobs of the stuff. I promise tonight I will post the recipe and info. I just had a sec. to sit down and saw this. I will be back tonight
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post #10 of 32
This is a recipie I use and people request it every year. It's really yummy

1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp water
1 tsp vanillia
1 1/2 C Sugar
1 C Water
1 C light corn syrup
3 tbsp butter or margarine
1 pound shelled unroasted peanuts ( I use Spanish peanuts )

Butter 2 baking sheets each 15 1/2 X 12 inches, keep warm. Combine baking soda, 1 tsp water and vanilla. Set aside.

Combine sugar, 1 C water and corn syrup in a large saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, to 240 on a candy thermometer (or until soft ball stage).

Stir in butter and peanuts. Cook stirring constantly to 300 on candy thermometer (hard ball stage). Careful so the mixture does not burn!

Immediately remove from heat, stir in baking soda mixture thoroughly. Pour candy mixture into each pan that has been kept warm, spread around and smooth (about 1/4 inch thick). Allow to cool and drop pan onto counter breaking it into pieces.

HTH
post #11 of 32
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newtodecorating - yes please remember to get that back to me, I really appreciate it.

MnSnow are those pan sizes like a half sheet size? What would you charge for something this size? The people who are wanting it have been getting it from a woman who passed away this last year so they are looking for someone else and they said they generally pay about $8.00 per half sheet pan. does that sound right??
post #12 of 32
I guess if it were me. I would figure out the cost of my supplies, add a little for labor, it takes about half an hour to make a batch, and charge accordingly.

It also depends on the area you live in, but 8 - 10 sounds about right.

When I make it I use 2 cookies sheets from home. Look up the size of a half sheet pan and see if it compares.
post #13 of 32
As promised:

Peanut brittle
2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup hot water
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups dry roasted salted peanuts

Before you begin spray a 12X18 cookie sheet or cake pan. I use a jelly roll pan. Combine sugar, syrup, and hot water on high heat. Stir constantly with wooden spoon until all sugar is dissolved. Wash down sides of the pan with hot water on a pastry brush. Continue cooking to 300 degrees. Remove from heat. Entire cooking time is about 10 minutes.

Stir in butter, baking soda, and nuts mix well mixture will be foamy. pour out on cookie sheet. Allow to cool 30 min then loosen from cookie sheet and break into pieces. Store in tightly sealed container for up to one month.

I sell it by the pound. This recipe makes 4 pounds. I sell 2 pound bags for $4.00. So the whole pan would be $8.00.

Hope it helps.
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post #14 of 32
Okay, as promised here's mine. LOL
Prep and such takes about 20 minutes. But it seems shorter to me. LOL

INGREDIENTS
2 cups peanuts (you can use any kind of nut, cashews and mixed nuts) I prefer salted but most like unsalted
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon butter (no substitutes)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda


DIRECTIONS
In a covered 1-1/2-qt. microwave-safe glass dish, microwave the walnuts, sugar, corn syrup and salt on high for 4 minutes. Stir; cook 4 minutes longer. Stir in butter and vanilla. Cover and microwave on high for 2 minutes. Add baking soda; stir quickly until lightly foamy. Immediately pour onto a lightly buttered baking sheet; spread until very thin. When cool, break into small pieces. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
Misty Marie Romack

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post #15 of 32
I used to make it on the stove and stand and stir, and stir, and stir and watch the candy therm. so it was just right (mom's orders)-now I stick it in the microwave and I think in 8-10 min. its done. It doesn't make as much, but much easier. I think the one I cooked was the recipe off the back of the raw peanut bag. I agree that you'd just have to figure your cost involved and add for labor. They don't want you to deliver it in one big piece do they? Dumb question I suppose. Good Luck
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