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Peanut Brittle

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!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Filipino
Keyword: peanut brittle, peanut brittle recipe, peanut candy
Servings: 15
Calories: 288kcal
Author: Bebs


  • 1 cups white granulated sugar
  • ½ cup corn syrup
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 ½ - 2 cup salted roasted peanuts
  • 1-3 teaspoon baking soda - see NOTE 1
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp salt


  • 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.


Calories: 288kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 273mg | Potassium: 265mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 23IU | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg