Easy Old Timey Peanut Brittle

Easy Old Timey Peanut Brittle Recipe

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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


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


  • 1Combine 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.
  • 2The 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.
  • 3When cool break up into pieces as desired. Eat & enjoy!!

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About Easy Old Timey Peanut Brittle

Course/Dish: Candies
Hashtags: #brittle, #peanuts, #Syrup