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Homemade Peanut Brittle

If you are a fan of Old Fashioned candies, you will want to make this Homemade Peanut Brittle. Perfect traditional recipe that is great for Christmas gifts, holiday candy trays, or all year long sweet.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Peanut Brittle
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 42 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 565kcal
Author Jen


  • 2 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Corn Syrup
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1 cup Butter
  • 16 oz Roasted Peanuts
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Vanilla


  • Line 2 baking sheets with silicone mats or parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a large sauce pan, combine sugar, corn syrup and water.
  • Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture comes to a full boil (about 10-12 minutes).
  • Add butter and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until mixture reaches soft crack stage (mixture forms strands that hold shape but are pliable). This takes about 15-25 minutes.
  • Add peanuts and continue cooking, stirring constantly, until candy reaches hard crack stage (mixture forms strands that hold shape and break when flexed). This takes about 10-12 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Stir in vanilla and baking soda.
  • Pour mixture immediately onto prepared sheets and spread to 1/4" thick.
  • Allow to cool completely.
  • Break into pieces.


Calories: 565kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 422mg | Potassium: 298mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 55g | Vitamin A: 473IU | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 1mg