NATIONAL PEANUT BRITTLE DAY
National Peanut Brittle Day is observed on January 26th. A hard, flat candy confection, peanut brittle is enjoyed throughout the United States.
Peanut Brittle includes caramelized sugar or corn syrup. Nuts are added to the molten sugar and then poured onto a flat surface such as granite or marble and smoothed into a thin sheet. The candy cools into a hard, brittle treat that is broken into smaller pieces. Some of the best brittles are hand-stretched into a thin, easily cracked candy that melts in the mouth.
The history of peanut brittle is uncertain, though one legend says it was all a mistake. The story goes that a southern woman was making taffy and instead of using cream of tartar, she used baking soda by accident.
HOW TO OBSERVE #PeanutBrittleDay
Make up a batch of peanut brittle to share with that person you just know loves it. Since the candy keeps well, give it as a gift. You might also teach someone to make your favorite recipe, passing on the tradition. If you don’t have a recipe, we’ve found one for you to try.
Use #PeanutBrittleDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL PEANUT BRITTLE DAY HISTORY
It’s been a brittle search, but so far National Day Calendar hasn’t been able to break through to the origins of this sweet holiday.
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