Inspired by summers on the Vineyard, we made our brittle extra salty.Gather Journal Salted Peanut Brittle
Inspired by the local peanut brittle hoarded on childhood summer visits to Martha’s Vineyard, our version ups the salt factor a bit, making this crunchy treat perfectly suitable for adult palates.
serves 6 to 8
In a medium saucepan, heat the sugar and water over medium heat gently stirring to help dissolve sugar. Once the sugar has begun to melt, increase heat to medium-high and boil, swirling pan occasionally without stirring. Have a small cup of cold water and a pastry brush handy to wash down any sugar crystals from the side of the pan. Meanwhile, grease a baking sheet and heatproof spatula with vegetable oil.
Once sugar has reached a golden amber color, quickly add the baking soda, kosher salt and butter. Be careful, the mixture will bubble up furiously! Give the pan a few swirls and remove from the heat. Add the peanuts and quickly stir to incorporate using your greased, heat-proof spatula. Immediately spread the brittle onto the greased baking sheet and sprinkle with ﬂakey salt.