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Friday, September 19, 2014

Peanut Brittle Recipe Utilizing the BakeItFun Non-Stick Silicone #BakingMat - Review

I received a BakeItFun Non-Stick Silicon Baking Mat in exchange for an honest review.  No other compensation was received, and all opinions are entirely my own.

We love peanut brittle in our home!  We don't make it too often, but we enjoy every single piece.  It is one recipe that we like to make for friends as a gift for Halloween, Thanksgiving, or Christmas.

We made a batch early this year to see how it would work on a silicone baking mat without buttering the pan.  The silicon baking mat that I used was from BakeItFun.

The BakeItFun silicone baking mat is a USA half-pan size, which means it was designed to fit perfectly into a standard size 13"x18" pan.  It is a premium quality silicone baking mat that has been manufactured using FDA and LFGB approved silicone.  That means that it's non-toxic and 100% BPA free.  In between layers of the best food grade silicone is a fiberglass mesh that will keep the mat in one piece.  It is very lightweight and flexible allowing the mat to be easily rolled thus taking very little space to store it.

To help you to distribute the food evenly on the mat, there are rulers on all four sides, and center circles.  This reusable mat has outstanding heat conductivity.  Since it can take drastic differences in temperature, from -40F (-40 C) degrees to 450F (230 C) degrees, it is perfect to use in the oven, microwave, or the freezer.  So go ahead and use it to freeze something, then pop it into a hot oven to cook.  The BakeItFun silicone baking mat will never absorb any flavors or odors from you food.  Cooking with garlic, onions, vegetables, cookies, and candies will always taste just like they are supposed to.

You never need to oil or butter the BakeItFun silicone baking mat.  Peanut brittle recipes always call for buttering your pans.  Well, we decided to skip this step when we made our peanut brittle.

Peanut Brittle
Yield: about 2 pounds
Adapted from Southern Living: Our Best Five-Star Recipes.

What you will need for this recipe: 3-quart saucepan; clip-on candy thermometer; 15- x 10- x 1-inch jellyroll pan; if you have one - silicone baking mat for the jellyroll pan.

2 cups sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
3/4 cup water
2 cups raw peanuts
3 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt

Combine the sugar, light corn syrup, and water in a 3-quart saucepan.  Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until sugar dissolves.  Cover mixture, and cook over medium heat 2 to 3 minutes to wash down sugar crystals from sides of pan.

Clip the candy thermometer onto the saucepan making sure that it does not touch the bottom, but the bulb is in the sugar mixture.

Add peanuts; cook until mixture reaches hard crack stage (300F degrees), stirring occasionally.

Remove from heat.  Stir in butter, vanilla, baking soda, and salt.

Working quickly, pour candy mixture onto the silicone topped jellyroll pan, (or buttered jellyroll pan if you don't have a silicone baking mat); spread to the edges of the pan before the candy hardens.

Let cool completely; break into pieces.  Store in an airtight container.

Here is the freshly made peanut brittle on top of the unbuttered BakeItFun Silicone Baking Mat once it had cooled.  It was so easy to just lift it right off the mat!  Without any butter whatsoever, the BakeItFun mat worked perfectly.  Oh, does the brittle tastes so good, too!

Clean up was a breeze!  It just took some soap and water to clean the baking mat, then we let it air dry, rolled it up, and stored it away for the next time we need it.  These mats are dishwasher safe, too.

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