Excellent Peanut Brittle

Janet Scott


I went to a Holiday craft show four years ago. A very cute and sweet grandma was selling her peanut brittle and it was selling fast! She told me that if I wanted some I had better get it now! After buying a package and sampled it I fell in love! "It was just perfect".
I asked her for the recipe and she wasn't shy about giving it out.
Her secret was to pour your mixture onto the cookie sheet and DO NOT spread. The bubbles are needed to make it "Brittle". I never saw her again but did get a very special gift from her that I wanted to share.
(No salt, no butter) Excellent!


★★★★★ 1 vote

30 Min


How to Make Excellent Peanut Brittle


  1. In a medium saucepan on medium heat, add your water and both sugars.
  2. When the sugars are melted add your raw peanuts stirring on medium heat.
  3. Using a candy thermometer to reach 270 degrees.

    <---- after 10 minutes
  4. <-----after 20 minutes
  5. <------after 29 to 30 minutes (at 270 degrees on your candy thermometer)
  6. remove from heat, add your baking soda and gently stir to combine.
  7. Pour on a cookie sheet dropping it all around the pan, let it flow on it's own. DO NOT SPREAD
  8. Cool and break up!

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About Excellent Peanut Brittle

Course/Dish: Candies
Hashtags: #brittle #peanuts

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