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peanut brittle

Recipe by
Beth Pierce
Old Monroe, MO

This super easy seven ingredient Peanut Brittle is made on the stove top in less than thirty minutes. It is absolutely delectable and makes for great holiday gift giving. I like to give it along with Party Worthy Eggnog Truffles and Chocolate Pecan Caramel Turtles as hostess gifts during the holidays!

yield 12 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For peanut brittle

  • 1 c
  • 1/2 c
    light corn syrup
  • 1/4 c
  • 1 1/4 c
    salted roasted peanuts
  • 3/4 tsp
    baking soda
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter softened
  • 1 tsp

How To Make peanut brittle

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Cover a baking sheet that has at least 1/2 inch rim with aluminum foil. Coat the aluminum foil with butter and place in the oven to warm
  • 2
    In a heavy 2.5 or more quart saucepan combine sugar, corn syrup and water. Attach a candy thermometer to side of pan. Bring contents to a boil stirring very frequently to dissolve the sugar. When you reach a boil add the roasted peanuts and continue cooking until the temperature reaches 300 degrees; stirring constantly.
  • 3
    Remove baking sheet from the oven. Immediately remove the peanut brittle from the heat and stir in the butter, baking soda and vanilla. Quickly pour in a circle or line and tilt to spread the peanut brittle. Allow to fully cool and harden.