Peanut Brittle

Crystal ~


I got this recipe from an 1970's Betty Crocker cookbook. It has been the peanut brittle recipe that I always make.

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approx. 40
15 Min
35 Min
Stove Top


1½ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon water
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 ½ cups sugar
1 cup water
1 cup light corn syrup
3 tablespoons butter
3 cups shelled unroasted peanuts

How to Make Peanut Brittle


  • 1Butter 1 large baking sheet; keep warm. (Baking sheet maybe kept in a low heated oven)
  • 2In a small bowl, combine baking soda 1 teaspoon water, and vanilla; set aside.
  • 3In a large saucepan, combine sugar, 1 cup water, and corn syrup. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, to 240 degrees on the candy thermometer.
  • 4Stir in the butter and peanuts. Cook and stir constantly to 300 degrees, and watch carefully so mixture does not burn.
  • 5Immediately remove from heat and stir in the small bowl mixture of soda, water, and vanilla. Mix thoroughly.
  • 6Remove baking sheet from warm oven and quickly pour the candy mixture onto the warm baking sheet; spread evenly and very thinly. Cool completely.
  • 7When candy has cooled, break into pieces. Store into an airtight container in a cool place.

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About Peanut Brittle

Course/Dish: Candies, Nuts, Other Snacks
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: American