Peanut Brittle is a deliciously crunchy and sweet confectionary made of roasted peanuts embedded in a sweet and buttery sugar candy! This homemade recipe is so easy to follow and uses ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry. A yummy treat that you can make as a thoughtful and sweet gift for your family and friends!
Grease a 13x9 or slightly bigger baking tray or pan with butter.
Combine sugar, salt, water, corn syrup, and butter in a large heavy bottom saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat stirring frequently until it becomes bubbly and reaches 120°C /250°F. If sugar crystal forms on the sides of the pan, just brush it with water.
Add the peanuts and, stirring constantly, let it cook for another 10 minutes or until temperature reaches 150°C/302°F.
Once temperature is reached, remove from heat and immediately add baking soda and vanilla extract. It will foam up and change in color but just keep on mixing.
While still hot, pour the mixture to the greased pan. and using a spatula, spread evenly. You may sprinkle a few pieces of rock salt if you like. Let it cool completely.
Turn the whole thing over a clean surface and break it apart into smaller pieces using a mallet or your hands.
Store in an airtight containers.
NOTE 1 - You may use a little as 1 teaspoon of baking soda but if you want it to be more porous then use 2 to 3 teaspoons. I used 2 for this recipe.