The Best Peanut Brittle

The Best Peanut Brittle Recipe

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Tiffany Fleet


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.

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5 Min
45 Min


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

How to Make The Best Peanut Brittle


  • 1Grease large cookie sheet. Set aside. Or use an ungreased cookie sheet and a silicone mat.
  • 2In a heavy 2 quart saucepan, over medium heat, bring the sugar, corn syrup, salt, and water to a boil. Stir until sugar is dissolved.
  • 3Stir in peanuts. Set candy thermometer in place, and continue cooking.
  • 4Stir 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.
  • 5Remove 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.
  • 6Allow to cool. Snap candy into pieces and store in air tight container.

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About The Best Peanut Brittle

Course/Dish: Candies
Other Tag: Quick & Easy