Peanut brittle recipe

A few simple ingredients make old-fashioned peanut brittle easy to make on the stove. Classic hard candy with peanuts and buttery flavor!

– 2 cups granulated sugar (400 grams) – 1 cup light corn syrup (320 grams) – ½ cup water (120 ml) – 2 cups dry roasted and lightly salted peanuts (280 grams) – ¼ cup unsalted butter softened and cubed into small pieces (60 grams) – 1 teaspoon baking soda – 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract



Parchment a cookie sheet and set aside. Mix granulated sugar, corn syrup, and water in a big pot (use one larger than you need). 


Stir occasionally over medium-low heat until the sugar mixture reaches 250°F (121°C). Add peanuts and stir while heating. Keep swirling until the mixture reaches 300°F (150°C).


 I recommend an instant-read or candy thermometer for this stage. Shut off the stove and remove the pot. Add butter, baking soda, and vanilla quickly. 


To avoid steaming, whisk swiftly but cautiously. Continue stirring butter in. Pour and distribute hot candy on cookie sheet with spoon or rubber spatula. 


Spread peanut brittle thinner with two forks if needed. Break and enjoy the peanut brittle after 45–60 minutes of cooling.


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Snickerdoodle blondies recipe