Piñato or peanut brittle is known to be a native pinoy pasalubong or a sweet snack food enjoyed by everybody. It is loved by Filipinos especially by little boys and girls who extremely like its crunchy and yummy taste.
Satisfy your sweet tooth with a batch of yummy peanut brittle. This crunchy candy uses just a handful of ingredients and is really quite simple to make.
- 2 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter (or 1 cup for more peanut taste)
- 1 cup (8 fl. oz) light corn syrup
- 1 cup (8 fl. oz) water
- 2 cups raw peanuts
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 2 tablespoons butter
1. Combine the sugar and water in a large saucepan over medium heat. After the sugar has completely dissolved (about 5 minutes), add the corn syrup and salt.
2. Stir the mixture constantly until it begins to boil.
3. Add the peanuts, and stir until the mixture starts bubbling.
4. Remove saucepan from the stove.
5. Quickly mix in the butter, baking soda and peanut butter. Beat until the butter has melted.
6. Pour the mixture onto a parchment-covered pan. Spread the mixture evenly with a spatula, leaving it about 1/4" (6mm) thick. (This makes it easier to eat.)
7. Allow the mixture to cool for at least half an hour. Break it up into pieces and it's ready to eat!