The Best Peanut Brittle

The Best Peanut Brittle

No Photo

Have you made this?

 Share your own photo!

Tiffany Fleet

By
@tfleet01

You can substitute pumpkin seeds or any other kind of nut for the peanuts if you so choose.

You must pre-measure and prepare ingredients ahead of time. You do not have time to measure while cooking the candy.

I like to use a digital thermometer with an alarm. I set the alarm to go off at 300 degrees so that I know for sure its time to remove from heat and stir in remaining ingredients.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
16
Prep:
5 Min
Cook:
45 Min

Ingredients

  • 1 c
    white sugar
  • 1/2 c
    light corn syrup
  • 1/4 c
    water
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 1 1/2 c
    peanuts
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter, softened
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda

How to Make The Best Peanut Brittle

Step-by-Step

  1. Grease large cookie sheet. Set aside. Or use an ungreased cookie sheet and a silicone mat.
  2. In a heavy 2 quart saucepan, over medium heat, bring the sugar, corn syrup, salt, and water to a boil. Stir until sugar is dissolved.
  3. Stir in peanuts. Set candy thermometer in place, and continue cooking.
  4. Stir frequently until temperature reaches 300 degrees F or until a small amount of the mixture dropped into very old water separates into hard and brittle threads.
  5. Remove from heat; immediately stir in butter and baking soda; pour at once onto the cookie sheet. With 2 forks, lift and pull the peanut mixture into a rectangle about 14x12 inches.
  6. Allow to cool. Snap candy into pieces and store in air tight container.

Printable Recipe Card

About The Best Peanut Brittle

Course/Dish: Candies
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



Show 1 Comment & Review

Game Day Recipes for a Winning Weekend

Game Day Recipes for a Winning Weekend


Fall has arrived and football season has kicked off. Living in the South, on Saturday and Sunday we live and breathe football. Watching our favorite teams play is a family activity and, of course, we need to have some tasty game day food. “These poppers make a great dish for snacking while watching the game […]

Casserole Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Casserole Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner


Everybody loves a good casserole recipe. No matter if it is breakfast, lunch, or dinner, a casserole is an easy, go-to option for feeding the family. Not only that, but casseroles also make for great leftovers! Full of flavor and quick to prepare, you’re going to love these casserole recipes.

15 Breakfast Recipes You Need in Your Recipe Box

15 Breakfast Recipes You Need in Your Recipe Box


Melt-in-your-mouth apple donuts, ooey gooey cinnamon rolls, coffee cakes bursting with blueberry and cheesy breakfast casseroles, we’re drooling for these breakfast recipes. Getting the family to wake up is hard unless you have these recipes in your arsenal. Once the delicious smells reach their noses, the whole family will come running to the kitchen. Whether […]