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


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.

About this Recipe

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