tdybear1978 Posted 2 Oct 2007 , 2:31pm
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I have someone who is wanting to order loads and loads of peanut brittle. First off, does anyone have a good recipe (i have never made this before, and preferable directions to go with it)? And second, how much should I charge? they are wanting bunches of half sheet pans size brittle. thank you so much

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tdybear1978 Posted 2 Oct 2007 , 2:46pm
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anyone??

tdybear1978 Posted 2 Oct 2007 , 3:19pm
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no one here does peanut brittle??

rcs Posted 2 Oct 2007 , 3:33pm
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The only peanut brittle I make is made in the microwave. Well actually, I haven't made it the last 2 years since my son started making it to give as gifts. He usually makes ALOT! I'd be happy to give you the recipe. You may want to look on recipezaar.com. They may have a recipe that makes large batches.

tdybear1978 Posted 2 Oct 2007 , 6:29pm
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wow, i can't believe that more people don't do this

MistyRomack Posted 2 Oct 2007 , 6:33pm
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My parents make it every year on their anniversary Dec 23 right before XMAS. I too make mine in microwave, but I cannot eat it due to adult onset allergies from peanuts and shellfish, been eatin this stuff all my life til last year. Crazy huh?

I do make it for friends and family. The recipe takes 5 min in the microwave, I have it at home, I can get it to you tomorrow, but yeah large batch microwave is no good, I've doubled the recipe to make an almost complete 13x9 sheet. But that's as much as I've done.

tdybear1978 Posted 2 Oct 2007 , 6:43pm
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yes please give it to me when you get the chance

missnnaction Posted 2 Oct 2007 , 6:44pm
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I don't make peanut brittle.. but, I do make pecan brittle.. I started last year and it is very popular.. I package it half and half.. meaning some pieces are plain and some are dipped in white chocolate... If you are interested pm me...

NEWTODECORATING Posted 2 Oct 2007 , 6:44pm
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I have a wonderful recipe and sell gobs of the stuff. I promise tonight I will post the recipe and info. I just had a sec. to sit down and saw this. I will be back tonight

MnSnow Posted 2 Oct 2007 , 6:45pm

This is a recipie I use and people request it every year. It's really yummy

1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp water
1 tsp vanillia
1 1/2 C Sugar
1 C Water
1 C light corn syrup
3 tbsp butter or margarine
1 pound shelled unroasted peanuts ( I use Spanish peanuts )

Butter 2 baking sheets each 15 1/2 X 12 inches, keep warm. Combine baking soda, 1 tsp water and vanilla. Set aside.

Combine sugar, 1 C water and corn syrup in a large saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, to 240 on a candy thermometer (or until soft ball stage).

Stir in butter and peanuts. Cook stirring constantly to 300 on candy thermometer (hard ball stage). Careful so the mixture does not burn!

Immediately remove from heat, stir in baking soda mixture thoroughly. Pour candy mixture into each pan that has been kept warm, spread around and smooth (about 1/4 inch thick). Allow to cool and drop pan onto counter breaking it into pieces.

HTH

tdybear1978 Posted 2 Oct 2007 , 7:27pm

newtodecorating - yes please remember to get that back to me, I really appreciate it.

MnSnow are those pan sizes like a half sheet size? What would you charge for something this size? The people who are wanting it have been getting it from a woman who passed away this last year so they are looking for someone else and they said they generally pay about $8.00 per half sheet pan. does that sound right??

MnSnow Posted 2 Oct 2007 , 7:52pm

I guess if it were me. I would figure out the cost of my supplies, add a little for labor, it takes about half an hour to make a batch, and charge accordingly.

It also depends on the area you live in, but 8 - 10 sounds about right.

When I make it I use 2 cookies sheets from home. Look up the size of a half sheet pan and see if it compares.

NEWTODECORATING Posted 3 Oct 2007 , 2:35am

As promised:

Peanut brittle
2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup hot water
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups dry roasted salted peanuts

Before you begin spray a 12X18 cookie sheet or cake pan. I use a jelly roll pan. Combine sugar, syrup, and hot water on high heat. Stir constantly with wooden spoon until all sugar is dissolved. Wash down sides of the pan with hot water on a pastry brush. Continue cooking to 300 degrees. Remove from heat. Entire cooking time is about 10 minutes.

Stir in butter, baking soda, and nuts mix well mixture will be foamy. pour out on cookie sheet. Allow to cool 30 min then loosen from cookie sheet and break into pieces. Store in tightly sealed container for up to one month.

I sell it by the pound. This recipe makes 4 pounds. I sell 2 pound bags for $4.00. So the whole pan would be $8.00.

Hope it helps.

MistyRomack Posted 3 Oct 2007 , 12:43pm

Okay, as promised here's mine. LOL
Prep and such takes about 20 minutes. But it seems shorter to me. LOL

INGREDIENTS
2 cups peanuts (you can use any kind of nut, cashews and mixed nuts) I prefer salted but most like unsalted
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon butter (no substitutes)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda


DIRECTIONS
In a covered 1-1/2-qt. microwave-safe glass dish, microwave the walnuts, sugar, corn syrup and salt on high for 4 minutes. Stir; cook 4 minutes longer. Stir in butter and vanilla. Cover and microwave on high for 2 minutes. Add baking soda; stir quickly until lightly foamy. Immediately pour onto a lightly buttered baking sheet; spread until very thin. When cool, break into small pieces. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

nattyk Posted 3 Oct 2007 , 1:22pm

I used to make it on the stove and stand and stir, and stir, and stir and watch the candy therm. so it was just right (mom's orders)-now I stick it in the microwave and I think in 8-10 min. its done. It doesn't make as much, but much easier. I think the one I cooked was the recipe off the back of the raw peanut bag. I agree that you'd just have to figure your cost involved and add for labor. They don't want you to deliver it in one big piece do they? Dumb question I suppose. Good Luck

tdybear1978 Posted 3 Oct 2007 , 8:56pm

thank you so much guys - you all are great. I am going to be doing a test batch this next week. I have someone who is wanting me to do about 100 sheets for the holidays.

NEWTODECORATING Posted 3 Oct 2007 , 9:41pm

wow that is alot but they do go very quickly. I can do a batch every 15 min or so.

tdybear1978 Posted 3 Oct 2007 , 10:05pm

NEWTODECORATING, I have been told that I need to get a really good pan to make this in (for the stovetop) do you have any suggestions? Not really sure what they mean when they say get a heavy duty pan. Is that like a metal pan, cast-iron, teflon coated? do you have a preference? thanks

MnSnow Posted 3 Oct 2007 , 10:15pm

Personally I have found satinless steel to work the best.

tdybear1978 Posted 4 Oct 2007 , 1:39am

thanks MnSnow

MnSnow Posted 4 Oct 2007 , 2:25am

Your very welcome icon_smile.gif
HTH

NEWTODECORATING Posted 4 Oct 2007 , 2:27am

I just use my plain old jelly roll pan-nothing special.

Klamarr Posted 25 Aug 2013 , 5:26pm

AI WANTED TO KNOW WERE MNSNOW GOT THAT PEANUT BRITTLE RECIPE?

Klamarr Posted 25 Aug 2013 , 5:37pm

AHow much did you charge for a batch of peanut brittle?

cakeyouverymuch Posted 25 Aug 2013 , 6:20pm
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Originally Posted by Klamarr 

I WANTED TO KNOW WERE MNSNOW GOT THAT PEANUT BRITTLE RECIPE?

 

Do you realize this thread is six years old?

Baking Sis Posted 25 Aug 2013 , 6:22pm
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Originally Posted by NEWTODECORATING 

As promised:

Peanut brittle
2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup hot water
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups dry roasted salted peanuts

Before you begin spray a 12X18 cookie sheet or cake pan. I use a jelly roll pan. Combine sugar, syrup, and hot water on high heat. Stir constantly with wooden spoon until all sugar is dissolved. Wash down sides of the pan with hot water on a pastry brush. Continue cooking to 300 degrees. Remove from heat. Entire cooking time is about 10 minutes.

Stir in butter, baking soda, and nuts mix well mixture will be foamy. pour out on cookie sheet. Allow to cool 30 min then loosen from cookie sheet and break into pieces. Store in tightly sealed container for up to one month.

I sell it by the pound. This recipe makes 4 pounds. I sell 2 pound bags for $4.00. So the whole pan would be $8.00.

Just saw this posting in the thread and thought it may help with your pricing.  Good luck!
cakeyouverymuch Posted 25 Aug 2013 , 6:25pm
Quote:
Originally Posted by Klamarr 

How much did you charge for a batch of peanut brittle?

 

Cost of ingredients + overhead + labor + profit = what you should charge given conditions particular to where you do business

justdesserts Posted 26 Aug 2013 , 2:34am

Honestly, $8 for a whole pan of brittle seems really really low to me. I make cashew brittle, and while cashews are more expensive than peanuts, it wouldn't make a HUGE difference. I charge $5.25 for a half pound of cashew brittle, so for the recipe earlier in this (very old) thread, I would be charging $42 for the full thing. Of course, since this thread is 6 years old, who knows what the price of nuts was back then...but I know they are quite expensive now.

tdybear1978 Posted 28 Aug 2013 , 4:13am

I charged $12 for each sheet and the sheet pan I used was about a 1/4 sheet size.  I use to be able to get 50 pound bags of peanuts for about $60
 

justdesserts Posted 28 Aug 2013 , 4:47am

Wow, you can get bulk peanuts a lot more cheaply than cashews than I thought! The best price I've found for my nuts is $4.53/lb.

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