Grandma's Buttery Peanut Brittle

Grandma's Buttery Peanut Brittle Recipe

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Carol Burk


When I was a little girl, I would have fun with my grandmother making holiday treats for my uncle who was in the Navy. This recipe was always on our 'candy list' to make. She taught me over the years, how it is with patience and an iron skillet* you can get that perfect golden color & crunch. It will melt in your mouth with buttery goodness! I hope you try it and enjoy!


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Aproximately 12 to 15 people
10 Min
30 Min
Stove Top


How to Make Grandma's Buttery Peanut Brittle


  1. Prepare 1/2 sheet cake pan by buttering it thoroughly. In a small dish stir together the baking soda, vanilla, and butter. Set aside for later use.
  2. Combine sugar, syrup, and water into an iron skillet. Heat mixture over medium high heat while stirring, until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture starts to boil. Continue cooking while stirring occasionally, until the candy thermometer reaches 295 F (approximately 30 minutes). The time will vary depending on humidity, altitude, etc. This is where patience comes into the mix! *
  3. Immediately add the peanuts and continue stirring. You have to be quick at this point so the peanuts do not burn! When the thermometer reaches 305 F pour the baking soda mixture into the skillet and stir once or twice. Immediately pour the mixture onto the baking sheet. When the mixture is completely cool, slightly twist the pan to loosen the brittle. Then snap into bite size pieces and enjoy!

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About Grandma's Buttery Peanut Brittle

Course/Dish: Other Snacks
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom

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