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I would like to make Peanut Brittle with Splenda. Can I use the individual packets to equal the amount of "sugar blend for baking" splenda the recipe calls for?

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Last updated: Dec. 6, 2012 5:27 pm
Posted: Dec. 6, 2012 10:16 am
Answered by: Sue, aka Ethel's daughter
Dec. 6, 2012 10:26 am
I love baking w/Splenda and often use the blend or cup-for-cup. Of course, real brittle needs sugar that cooks with the ingredients... The Splenda website has many recipes and suggestions and you can write them. Here is their recipe for Peanut Brittle (do an Internet search, as there may be other TNT recipes out there!) ---> ___
Sue, aka Ethel's daughter
Dec. 6, 2012 10:26 am
Sue, aka Ethel's daughter
Dec. 6, 2012 5:27 pm
You are correct kbk, the Splenda Blend is half Splenda, half sugar... Many felt real sugar is needed for some recipes, like this one. You will notice in the Splenda website recipe for Sticky Sweet Peanut Brittle, they also use Karo syrup. Chemistry (chemical reactions due to the selection of specific ingredients) is interesting when cooking, baking... For example, when I make Peanut Butter Frosting, I use natural peanut butter, which is fine but because of the texture of the natural peanut butter (verses something with lots of sugar and other things in Jiff/Skippy), I must compensate adding more half and half for creamy, spreadable consistency, and powdered sugar 'to taste'... Please let us know if you find a good recipe using your Splenda Blend!
Answered by: Connie-O
Dec. 6, 2012 11:10 am
Splenda in packets is 100% Splenda. Splenda baking blend is 50% Splenda and 50% sugar. So I don't think you can interchange ,them measure for measure. Check the Splenda website for more info.
Dec. 6, 2012 2:54 pm
I don't think you can directly sub Splenda in a cooked sugar recipe which is what Peanut Brittle usually is.
Dec. 6, 2012 3:35 pm
Cooking candy without the correct amount of real sugar will unfortunately be a waste of ingredients. To make sugar free candy you really need to use sugar alcohols. They can be bought online, but they also have nasty side effects for most people. My sons diabetic so we constantly have the sugar battle here. As in so many things though, if you want peanut brittle, have a small amount of peanut brittle. Not a funky alternative that upsets your tummy.
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