Peanut Brittle Recipe


Culinary Explorer
Hey there! Craving a sweet crunch? Try this easy-peasy Peanut Brittle recipe! 🥜 Just melt, mix, and pour onto a tray—no fuss, just fun! Break into shards of caramelized goodness and indulge! Perfect for gifting or sneaky snacking. 🎁😋

Peanut Brittle Recipe

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  • 1 cup white sugar
  • ½ cup light corn syrup
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup peanuts
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  1. Prepare Ingredients: Before starting, have all ingredients measured and ready.
  2. Prepare Baking Sheet: Grease a large rimmed baking sheet and set aside.
  3. Cook the Mixture: In a heavy 2-quart saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar, corn syrup, water, and salt. Stir until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture comes to a boil, approximately 5 minutes.
  4. Add Peanuts and Cook: Stir in the peanuts and attach a candy thermometer to the side of the pan. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the temperature reaches 300 to 310 degrees F (150 to 155 degrees C).
  5. Remove from Heat: Once at the correct temperature, remove the saucepan from heat. Quickly stir in the softened butter and baking soda until well combined.
  6. Pour and Shape: Immediately pour the hot mixture onto the prepared baking sheet. Use two forks to quickly spread and pull the brittle into a 12x14-inch rectangle while still hot. Allow to cool completely until firm, which typically takes at least 30 minutes.
  7. Break into Pieces: Once cooled and hardened, use a mallet or similar tool to break the peanut brittle into bite-sized pieces.
  8. Enjoy: Serve and enjoy your homemade peanut brittle!

PS: Nothing beats the satisfying crunch of homemade Peanut Brittle! 🥜 It's my go-to treat for cozy nights in or impressing guests. Plus, the buttery, caramelized goodness is irresistible! Give it a try—you'll be hooked! 😋