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Peanut Brittle

Yankee Plus Dec 2015


Peanut Brittle
4 votes, 4.75 avg. rating (91% score)
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If you can stir a pot, you can make this peanut brittle recipe. Break into pieces, place into boxes, and give as gifts during the holidays!

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  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 cups raw peanuts
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda


Line a 10x12-inch cookie sheet with heavy-duty aluminum foil. In a heavy pot, mix together the sugar, corn syrup, and water. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Add the peanuts. Cook, stirring often, until the peanuts smell parched, about 15 minutes. Add the baking soda and stir quickly. The mixture will foam, then turn a golden color. Quickly pour on the foil-lined cookie sheet. When cool, break into pieces.
Updated Saturday, March 15th, 2014

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4 Responses to Peanut Brittle

  1. Anonymous March 6, 2006 at 5:08 pm #

    Loved it, just loved it.

  2. Anonymous January 17, 2008 at 2:42 pm #

    After making another recipe [microwave], which turned out to be a big disaster, I used your recipe. My husband said best brittle he’s ever eaten. But I did use butter.

  3. Marilyn Stears October 14, 2011 at 11:54 am #

    I’m going to make the Peanut Brittle recipe again. One reviewer stated that she used butter. In addition or in place of what and did it make a difference in the taste or texture? Everyone should try this recipe it’s delicious!

  4. Dalyce Hewes December 24, 2014 at 8:24 am #

    this is the worst peanut brittle I have ever made.

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