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Candymaking no-no: made a brittle on a humid day - now it's sticky. Any thoughts on how to "de-stickify" it?

asked by Savorykitchen almost 7 years ago

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2fc558a8 bd7d 4d57 9ed4 e14a7fcea429  fb avatar
added almost 7 years ago

Oh, and *please* don't tell me to never make brittle on a humid day - I'm in a fragile stage. :-) I know better, but I did it anyway.

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C7510721 e177 481e 8125 7c4d04f5c4e8  canposter
added almost 7 years ago

My house does NOT have air conditioning, so I feel your pain. To save the brittle, you may want to try this... Do you have a de-humidifier? If you do, set it up in a small room or bathroom and place your brittle in the same room. It should take a few hours for the de-humidifier to suck the moisture out of the air.

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2fc558a8 bd7d 4d57 9ed4 e14a7fcea429  fb avatar
added almost 7 years ago

Thanks Christina - that's my thought too - I'm setting up my dehumidifier in a small bathroom - fingers crossed!

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22b9ddc9 fc61 48a3 949e dee341974288  liz and dad
added almost 7 years ago

I wonder what would happen if you put it in the freezer?? It's basically a giant dehumidifier.

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23b88974 7a89 4ef5 a567 d442bb75da04  avatar
added almost 7 years ago

Dust it with powdered sugar.. This works great!!!

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73cd846c b69c 41fe 8f8b 7a3aa8dd3b93  desert
added almost 7 years ago

Take some peanuts and put them in your food processor with some powdered sugar and a pinch of cocoa powder. Run processor until you have a fine powder. It should be a nice color, other than stark white. Put it in a sealable container add pieces and shake like shake and bake until coated and not sticky.

Another trick: heat oven to temp the you baked brittle and put brittle back in the oven just long enough to heat up. Remove and cool. If still humid I don't think this will help. But if chewy an dstill humid do this and then dredge in the sugar and peanut mixture.

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2fc558a8 bd7d 4d57 9ed4 e14a7fcea429  fb avatar
added almost 7 years ago

Thanks everyone for the ideas.

Mrs L - my freezer is too full and these are full sheet pans of brittle anyway (WAY too big for my freezer).

Debbie I think I'll try the powdered sugar on a small section and see how it works.

Donny - This would normally work, but it's bacon brittle - no peanuts - just crisp porkiness. I didn't know you could bake brittle either, I do mine on the stovetop. Do you have a recipe for that type of brittle?

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