Asked by: Zeneb Zamorano
asked in category: General Last Updated: 10th April, 2020

How long does it take for peanut brittle to set up?

Brittle Cooling Basics
The secret to a crunchy brittle lies in the cooking process. If you don't cook the candy syrup until it reaches 305 degrees Fahrenheit, it won't harden no matter how long you cool it. A normal batch of peanut brittle poured into a buttered baking sheet will cool completely in about 30 minutes.

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Also know, how long does it take peanut brittle to get hard?

30 minutes

One may also ask, why is my peanut brittle too hard? Plenty of Baking Soda Just look at the air pockets in this piece. The problem with most peanut brittle recipes is they are too dense which makes them too hard to chew. With this recipe you get nice big air pockets between the sweet crunch. Less potential for emergency dental visits.

Regarding this, how do you fix peanut brittle that didn't Harden?

Use a Candy Thermometer If you live in a humid climate, err on the side of more cooking time to avoid stickiness. At this point, the candy will be golden brown. If you put a drop of it in a glass of water, it will instantly harden. Remove the peanut brittle from the heat and stir in butter, vanilla and baking soda.

What does baking soda do in peanut brittle?

By adding baking soda to the sugar syrup, you unleash a zillion minuscule air bubbles that give the candy a porous, delicate texture. Butter also helps to make the candy tender and easier to chew, as well as adding its own rich flavor.

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