Zingerman's Candy Manufactory isn't reinventing the wheel, just making it more delicious. This time, it's 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, the candy cooks make 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. It’s ideal for picnics because it won’t melt in the heat. A small sliver is a wonderful treat. It’s also great if you coarse chop it and toss it onto gelato. Or on savory salads. It’s a surprisingly good pairing with blue cheese.
Looking for a little extra sweetness? The candy team also make chocolate covered peanut brittle for confection lovers everywhere.
"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
"...all the deep butterscotch flavor of traditional brittle but none of the teeth-cracking stickiness"
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4.4 oz box illustrated