Peanut brittle is pieces of flat broken sugar candy embedded with peanuts. To make peanut brittle sugar and water must be heated to a temperate of around 300 degrees Fahrenheit. The peanuts are then added to the mixture and are poured out on a flat surface to cool. After the brittle cools down it is broken into separate pieces and is ready to serve.
So, when was peanut brittle invented? The answer to this question remains a mystery. There is no clear answer to how peanut brittle came about. There are a few possibilities that many experts argue about. One possibility is that peanut brittle was invented in New England in 1890 when a woman accidentally added baking soda into her taffy mixture.
Another possibility is that the Celts invented peanut brittle when they mixed peanuts and sugar. They cooked the mixture and found it tasted delicious. It then became a famous Celtic dessert that was served on special occasions and holidays. Although the origin of peanut brittle is unknown the basic ingredients that make up this delicious dessert will always remain the same.