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post #16 of 32
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thank you so much guys - you all are great. I am going to be doing a test batch this next week. I have someone who is wanting me to do about 100 sheets for the holidays.
post #17 of 32
wow that is alot but they do go very quickly. I can do a batch every 15 min or so.
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post #18 of 32
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NEWTODECORATING, I have been told that I need to get a really good pan to make this in (for the stovetop) do you have any suggestions? Not really sure what they mean when they say get a heavy duty pan. Is that like a metal pan, cast-iron, teflon coated? do you have a preference? thanks
post #19 of 32
Personally I have found satinless steel to work the best.
post #20 of 32
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thanks MnSnow
post #21 of 32
Your very welcome icon_smile.gif
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post #22 of 32
I just use my plain old jelly roll pan-nothing special.
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post #23 of 32
I WANTED TO KNOW WERE MNSNOW GOT THAT PEANUT BRITTLE RECIPE?
post #24 of 32
How much did you charge for a batch of peanut brittle?
post #25 of 32
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I WANTED TO KNOW WERE MNSNOW GOT THAT PEANUT BRITTLE RECIPE?

 

Do you realize this thread is six years old?

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post #26 of 32
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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.

Just saw this posting in the thread and thought it may help with your pricing.  Good luck!
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How much did you charge for a batch of peanut brittle?

 

Cost of ingredients + overhead + labor + profit = what you should charge given conditions particular to where you do business

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post #28 of 32

Honestly, $8 for a whole pan of brittle seems really really low to me. I make cashew brittle, and while cashews are more expensive than peanuts, it wouldn't make a HUGE difference. I charge $5.25 for a half pound of cashew brittle, so for the recipe earlier in this (very old) thread, I would be charging $42 for the full thing. Of course, since this thread is 6 years old, who knows what the price of nuts was back then...but I know they are quite expensive now.

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Proverbs 24:13b-14a

 

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post #29 of 32
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I charged $12 for each sheet and the sheet pan I used was about a 1/4 sheet size.  I use to be able to get 50 pound bags of peanuts for about $60
 

post #30 of 32

Wow, you can get bulk peanuts a lot more cheaply than cashews than I thought! The best price I've found for my nuts is $4.53/lb.

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Yes, the honey from the comb is sweet to your taste; know that wisdom is thus for your soul...
Proverbs 24:13b-14a

 

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