Love Candy? Make This Potato Chip, Pretzel, and Peanut Brittle Recipe

Inviting some pals over to hang out can quickly turn stressful when you realize they’re going to expect some food. Before you reach for your phone to order delivery, take a few deep breaths. Homemade eats don’t have to be difficult. With original recipes from our Everyday Appetizers series, you can pull off show-stopping starters without losing your cool. 

Candy is usually regarded as a treat for kids, something a little too immature for those past their teenage years. Let’s be real, though, nearly every adult uses Halloween, Christmas, and various other holidays as excuses to stock up on more sweet treats than necessary. As good as the classics are, going for something a little more sophisticated is even better. Take peanut brittle. When you add dark beer, pretzels, and potato chips to the basic recipe, it becomes downright addictive. Fortunately for you, it’s super simple to make this tasty twist in your own kitchen.

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plate filled with pretzel, potato chip, and peanut brittle

Bar snack brittle on a plate | Christine Skopec/Culture Cheat Sheet

Let’s get the obvious out of the way: This isn’t exactly an appetizer. But because it contains so many bar snacks and a bit of booze, it somehow seems totally appropriate to have as a pre-meal snack. Plus, that additional salt and slight bitterness from the stout also mean this candy has a lot more going on than your typical sugary confection. It’s basically a dream come true for those fanatic about sweet and salty combinations.

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