Easy Old Timey Peanut Brittle

Easy Old Timey Peanut Brittle

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Joan Harrell


Mom always made this in the cast iron skillet on cold winter nights. When the weather was damp & rainy it didn't do well. As kids we would fight over who was gonna make the magic when you added the baking soda.
I suggest you put everything in the skillet and don't turn it on until you have measured out the baking soda (set aside) & buttered the cookie sheet. Things will go alot smoother if you are prepared!!
Hope you enjoy!


★★★★★ 3 votes

8 unless you're really greedy!
30 Min
20 Min


  • Dash
  • 1/2 c
    white corn syrup
  • 1 c
  • 2 c
    raw peanuts (shelled or not it's up to you)
  • 1/4 c
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    baking soda

How to Make Easy Old Timey Peanut Brittle


  1. Combine all ingredients EXCEPT the baking soda in a heavy skillet & cook until the peanuts start to pop & mixture begins to brown. Stir often so all the peanuts cook evenly. On my stove it will cook about 20 minutes on 6 1/2 from the time I turn it on.
  2. The peanuts pop open about the time the syrup turns a carmel color. Then take off the heat & add the baking soda. Stir quickly & mix well. Pour & spread out evenly on a greased cookie sheet.
  3. When cool break up into pieces as desired. Eat & enjoy!!

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Course/Dish: Candies

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