Honey comes in many different colors, flavors, and forms. The best honey is raw and grown at a local apiary.
It is up to us to remain forever vigilant as a consumer buying honey as well as all foods. Always look for honey that is unadulterated, and minimally processed. Unfiltered honey that is straight from the hive is best.
My brother sent me a bottle of Gallberry Flower Honey from Miss Bee Haven Apiary in Jacksonville, Florida and I use it practically daily.
Instead of sugar, I swapped it for honey in this Peanut Brittle Recipe, giving it that unique honey flavor and making this candy a true southern treat. It is surprisingly quick and easy, and melts in your mouth!
**(Honey should not be given to children under the age of 12 months).**
Southern Honey Peanut Brittle Candy
Deliciously different Peanut Brittle that you can make yourself at home.
Recipe by Gourmetmarichef
- 1 c. pure honey
- ¼ c. spring water
- 1 c. nuts – peanuts, cashews, almonds or any nut of your choice
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- ½ tsp. vanilla extract
- Prepare a 9″ x 13″ pan with a lining of parchment paper.
- In a small pot, combine the honey and water and bring to a boil.
- Reduce the heat to low, but still boiling, stirring constantly.
- Cook until the bubbly mixture reads 300° or Hard Crack Level on a candy thermometer.
- Add nuts to the pot and gently bring back to 300°. This may take about 10 minutes, keep stirring the whole time or the mixture may burn.
- Remove from heat and stir in baking soda and vanilla extract (if you want a buttery taste and can eat dairy, add in 1 tbsp butter). It will bubble up.
- Pour into the lined pan. Top with sesame seeds if you like.
- Cool a bit and place in the freezer to cool the rest of the way.
- Break into pieces and serve.