There are many things that I miss about childhood but one that comes to mind this particular time of year is my grandmother’s stash of peanut brittle that she brought from one of her recent trips to South Carolina.
I remember it like it was yesterday – the buttery, nutty aroma of stacked plates of golden-colored candy that lay sweetly tucked in a shiny, silver tin box.
I couldn’t wait for her to pop open that tin box. It was like Christmas morning to a kid.
Most kids would balk at a devoured tin of peanut brittle. Once it’s gone it’s gone. I would have to wait until her next trip to South Carolina to enjoy it again. But I looked forward to an empty tin just as much as a full tin because the box became a keepsake for kid-friendly treasures like rocks from the creek, seashells, postcards, and gold coins.
Since traditional peanut brittle is loaded with butter and cream, I decided to make a vegan version that I think even my grandmother would enjoy. EP4L’s Vegan Peanut Brittle Apples.
EP4L’s Vegan Peanut Brittle Apples are easy to make. The sauce is just a buttery as the classic version. Using Granny Smith apples adds the element of tartness and another layer of sweetness. The addition of peanuts creates a salty, nutty, and crunch reminiscent of the tin box treat.