This famous peanut brittle, handmade by the Benedictine monks at Subiaco Abbey, is unlike any other peanut brittle out there! In fact, the Abbey brittle has become so popular that it is now packaged and shipped around the world. But what makes their brittle so good? The monks have discovered four secrets that make theirs the best in the nation:
They use an extraordinarily large amount of peanuts in their recipe. A good peanut brittle, after all, should never skimp on the most important ingredient.
Their brittle is never mass produced. The monks’ cooking process consists of gradually heating the brittle mixture over the stove, resulting in a delicious blend of flavors.
This recipe adds baking powder, producing a less dense and easier-to-chew texture.
And lastly, the Abbey brittle does not contain dairy products. The monks have already made the best-tasting brittle around, so there is no need to change the flavor with butter or milk!
The brittle is carefully sealed for maximum freshness and packaged in a specially designed box—the perfect gift for any occasion.
It was the desire of St. Benedict that his brothers should live by the work of their hands. Buying these boxes of peanut brittle is an excellent way to support the monks and their abbey!