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#1 Old 08-24-2007, 10:40 AM
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this stuff can't be that hard to make right? mix, chill, smash?

we sell some "homemade" brittle at work ant the ingredients list is really short, forget what all there was except butter was the first ingredient lol. i'm guessing i should be able to do this with earth balance, i'm just not sure about the measurements and prep.



as i posted in another thread, i'm going to an omni potluck. as well as a meal dish i'd like to bring a cheap easy dessert. there are always tons of desserts i can't have so i like to bring along some cookies or something. if i have something sweet in my hand the omnis don't give me their "awwww too bad you can't have this, it's sooooo goooood... wanna try, i won't tell anyone" spiel.

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#2 Old 08-24-2007, 12:21 PM
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I've used margarine in peanut brittle with no problem. Here's a recipe: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/2682.
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http://urbanvegan.blogspot.com/2006/...panetonne.html



Urban Vegan has the BEST recipes on her blog. I've always had good luck with them.



If you want a slightly softer, more "butter-y" recipe though - I use this one:



1 C sugar

1/2 C light corn syrup

1/4 tsp. salt

1/4 C water

1 cup shelled raw peanuts

2 T margerine, softened (NUCOA is vegan and cheap, and works WAY WAY better here than any other brand...)

1 tsp. baking soda

Have all the ingredients for this recipe measured out and ready before beginning.

This recipe requires that you react quickly and you do not have time to be measuring in between.



Grease a large cookie sheet.

In a heavy 2 quart saucepan over medium heat, heat to boiling the sugar, corn syrup, salt and water, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Stir in peanuts.

Set candy thermometer in place and continue cooking, stirring frequently, until a small amount of mixture dropped into very cold water separates into hard and brittle threads.



Remove from heat; immediately stir in margarine and baking soda; pour at once onto a cookie sheet. With 2 forks, lift and pull peanut mixture into rectangle about 14" by 12"; cool.
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#4 Old 08-24-2007, 05:18 PM
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I've actually made peanut brittle once by just heating up sugar in a saucepan until it melted, added peanuts, and poured into greased pan. It was good.
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Weird... Peanut brittle over here is usually just brown sugar, malt and peanuts!
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What is malt exactly? (I mean, we make malted milk with this gross malt flavor powder stuff, but I cannot imagine that in candy).

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#7 Old 08-25-2007, 08:23 AM
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It's a type of sugar derived from grains (such as barley) which is heavy in maltose. I don't know why they use it instead of regular sugar, though.
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#8 Old 08-25-2007, 09:09 AM
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I like malt When I worked at Ruby's Diner, we had malts and I'd love a chocolate malt every now and then. Everytime a customer would ask what it was, I'd start to explain the grain thing *confused look*... then I'd say "it tastes like the inside of a whopper or Robin's egg."
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I love(d) whoppers....I miss them.
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#10 Old 08-26-2007, 05:25 AM
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cool thanks

sounds easy enough to make. most desserts i usually make are too rich/sweet for a lot of people so this might be better to take, might actually get eaten lol

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#11 Old 08-26-2007, 12:54 PM
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I think there are vegan malt balls available. Let me check... I looked and couldn't really find anything. I found a recipe, but that's it.



I saw some carob malt balls at the local HFS, but I'm pretty sure they had dairy in them. Bummer. If someone veganized a ton of candy, they'd be rich!
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