Storing Nuts

Can peanuts be frozen? For how long? Also, how long before the holidays can I start making the brittle, and how should I store it so it stays fresh? —D.C., Stockbridge, Michigan

Raw peanuts—peanuts that have not been roasted—can be frozen in resealable plastic freezer bags or airtight freezer containers for up to 1 year. If you'd like to get a head start on your brittle, you can begin making it about a month beforehand. If kept in airtight containers at room temperature, homemade peanut brittle can be stored for up to 1 month.