If you love sugar and you love peanuts, you need to make peanut brittle.
- ½ c. granulated sugar
- ¼ c. corn syrup
- 2 tbsp. honey
- 2 tbsp. water
- Pinch kosher salt
- 2 tbsp. butter
- 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 1⅓ c. dark roasted peanuts
- ¼ c. toasted sesame seeds
- ½ tsp. baking soda
- Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. In a medium pot over medium heat, combine sugar, corn syrup, honey, water, and salt. Once combined, avoid stirring.
- Cook until mixture begins to turn light amber and reaches 280° on a candy thermometer, about 7 minutes. Gently and carefully stir in butter and vanilla until well-combined—mixture will sputter.
- Add peanuts and sesame seeds. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until mixture reaches 300°, turns deeply golden, and just begins to smoke. Immediately remove from heat.
- Working quickly, stir in baking soda until mixture foams vigorously, then swiftly pour onto prepared baking sheet. Using a silicone spatula, smooth mixture into a thin, even layer and allow to cool completely.
- Break into chunks before serving.