The late Bill Friday was president of the University of North Carolina for 30 years and host of North Carolina People on UNC-TV. He was also famous for his peanut brittle.
He admits that he borrowed it from his wife's family and is chock full of peanuts with only enough sweet candy to hold them in place.. Starting around Thanksgiving every year he would make up around 75 pounds of brittle for holiday gifting.
I Agree. More Peanuts Is Better. --RoadDog