anyone have a recipe for peanut crunch?
i'm looking for something that looks like this:
Not like the southern peanut brittle, which has a layer of sugar interspersed with peanut, but rather lots of peanuts that's held together by just syrup/honey. It's be super if the recipe isn't very sweet, but super peanut-y.
My grandmother used to make something like this. Into a sauce pan would go about a cup of sugar, a teaspoon of salt, about a quarter cup sorghum (you can sub molasses, honey or treacle syrup), a tablespoon or so of corn syrup, and enough water to get things going (maybe 1/3 cup or so?). Bring to a boil, stirring at the beginning to get things mix together. Cook to the hard crack stage (about 305-310 F), then add a lot of dry roasted peanuts--as many as you like that can be coated and still stick together .
Pour it out onto a cookie sheet lined with buttered waxed paper (or a silpat, which my grandma never had) and spread to desired thickness (hers was always about 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick). Top with another sheet of buttered waxed paper (butter side down) and press down with another cookie sheet or cutting board to pack it down tight. Remove the weighted top and let cool enough to handle. Lift out of the pan by the waxed paper and place on a cutting board while still warm. Cut with a sharp knife into nice little pieces. Cool to room temp before serving for best crunch.