Candyman Charlie Frank isn't reinventing the wheel, just making it more delicious. The latest creation from his candy kitchen is a flavor-charged upgrade of classic peanut brittle.
Jumbo Runner peanuts jut like boulders from a shiny, golden candy sea. The texture looks silky but shatters in crisp shards with each bite. To achieve this consistency Charlie makes small batches by hand with a watchful eye.
This is stovetop brittle, not factory gristle, with butterscotch-brown flavor, sharp, crackly texture and a finishing savor of roasted peanuts.
"A peanut brittle so simple, yet so compulsively munchable, that it could reverse the decades-long trend of brittle under-appreciation."
Kate Bernot, Serious Eats