January 26: National Peanut Brittle Day

Happy National Peanut Brittle Day!

 By Janet Hudson (originally posted to Flickr as Peanut Brittle) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

By Janet Hudson (originally posted to Flickr as Peanut Brittle) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

I don't know about you, but I am hit or miss on peanut brittle. When it's good, it can be really good--but more often than not it seems like a food which I would deem "not worthy of pulling out my fillings".

That having been said, I am fascinated by some of these six creative peanut brittle variations. Which one would you try?

Beer and chili peanut brittle

A little beer and a little spice, and your brittle is oh-so-nice. Recipe here.

 Photo licensed via Creative Commons by  Flickr member Jason Baker

Photo licensed via Creative Commons by Flickr member Jason Baker

I can practically taste the salty-sweet-savory combination. I think it could really work here. Would you put bacon in your peanut brittle?

Bacon peanut brittle

 Photo licensed via Creative Commons by  Flickr member Edsel Little

Photo licensed via Creative Commons by Flickr member Edsel Little

Peanut Brittle pie and caramel crunch ice cream.

This pie sounds outstanding to me. It's edged with peanut brittle, filled with caramel, and served with ice cream. What more could you want? Recipe here.

Salt and garlic peanut brittle

 Photo licensed via Creative Commons by  Flickr member Memphis CVB

Photo licensed via Creative Commons by Flickr member Memphis CVB

Apparently, this interesting brittle variation was or is served at a Memphis hotel. I'm not sure if it sounds good or weird! Would you try it?

Peanut brittle peanut butter and chocolate cake.

The exterior of this cake is coated with glistening peanut brittle. The inside reveals a chocolate chip and peanut butter masterpiece. I think this is a fine way to enjoy peanut brittle! Recipe here.

Peanut brittle bread pudding. 

I like the idea of a gooey bread pudding flecked with peanut brittle. I think it would make the pudding more interesting, and soften the texture of the brittle in a delightful way. Recipe here.

Do you like peanut brittle?