10 Scrumptious Peanut Brittle Recipes

December 8, 2013

Each year at Christmas my grandma Ida would cook up candy shop-sized batches of sweet, crunchy treats. Sometimes it was peanut brittle, other times her famous chocolate-topped almond toffee. On Christmas eve, we were allowed to open just one gift and we'd lightly shake each present under the tree until we found the one bearing Grandma's candy. Then we'd eat and eat until Mom sequestered the box.

Studded with pistachios, peanuts, hazelnuts, pepitas, or almonds, this candy remains a favorite of mine to this day and makes a great holiday gift. Enjoy some of these stunning recipes below.

Spicy Pepita Brittle by Leite's Culinaria

Chocolate Popcorn Brittle by Kelsey Nixon

Bacon Almond Brittle by gastronomy

Pumpkin Seed Brittle by Pitchfork Diaries

Microwave Peanut Brittle by Recipes for our Daily Bread

Sesame Brittle by Zoom Yummy

Cashew Brittle by Love That Food

Cocoa Nib Brittle by Couldn't Be Parve on Food52

Frugal Peanut Brittle by Living a Frugal Life

Salty Hazelnut Brittle by Kate Ramos on CHOW

Autumn Brittle by Desktop Cookbook