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To help celebrate National Peanut Brittle Day, why not try this Houston family’s recipe?


In honor of National Peanut Brittle Day, we visited Patricia Griffin and her son Jonathan who have been perfecting their very special confection — together and separately — for almost 50 years. What started as a recipe on a bag of peanuts has become a family tradition. And we share it with you now:


2 cups raw Spanish peanuts
2 cups sugar
2/3 cup light corn syrup
1/3 cup water
1 2/3 tsp baking soda
1/3 tsp salt
2 tbsp butter

Mix sugar, syrup and water. Stir till mixed .
Cook over medium heat till it spins a thread.

Add in peanuts , continue to stir unto syrup and peanuts are a caramel color.

Add in butter, baking soda and salt.

When mixed pour on buttered foil.
Let cool…
Break it up and eat!


Ernie Manouse

Ernie Manouse

Executive Producer & Host, Town Square

Ernie Manouse, a native of Binghamton, NY and a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, launched his broadcasting career with NBC News before working at Chicago radio station WLS-AM. In 1996, Ernie joined HoustonPBS (now Houston Public Media), and as an anchor and producer, he has garnered eleven Emmy Awards, five...

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