EASY HOMEMADE PEANUT BRITTLE

This easy homemade Peanut Brittle is an old-fashioned sweet, hard candy made on the stovetop with six simple ingredients and roasted peanuts.  It’s a family favorite during the holidays but can be enjoyed any time of year!

 

PREP TIME

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 Total Time

5 minutes

 20 minutes 30 minutes 55 minutes

 

 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cups salted roasted peanuts
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

 

EASY HOMEMADE PEANUT BRITTLE

The EASY HOMEMADE PEANUT BRITTLE recipe is incredibly easy.
It contains simple ingredients that you should already have on hand.
2 cups sugar, 1 cup corn syrup, 1/2 cup water, 2 cups salted roasted peanuts
2 tablespoons butter, 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda, 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

 

HOMEMADE PEANUT BRITTLE IN 6 STEPS:

  1. Cook sugar mixture. Add sugar, and water to a medium saucepan and stir well. Stir in corn syrup. Cook mixture over medium heat (don’t be tempted to turn the heat up!), stirring occasionally, until it comes to a gentle boil. Cook until temperature reaches 250F.
  2. Stir in peanuts. Add peanuts and stir the mixture constantly until the candy thermometer temperature reaches 300 degrees F.
  3. Remove from heat.
  4. Add remaining ingredients. Immediately stir in butter, baking soda and vanilla. The mixture will foam and change texture.
  5. Pour into sheet pan. Carefully pour the hot mixture onto a sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Use a knife or spoon to quickly (and carefully!) spread the mixture into an even layer.
  6. Cool and enjoy. Allow to cool completely (at least 30 minutes) before breaking apart and eating.

 

MAKING AHEAD, STORING AND FREEZING PEANUT BRITTLE:

To make ahead: Peanut brittle can be made several days or even weeks in advance.  It stays fresh at room temperature for 6-8 weeks.

To store: Once it’s completely cooled, store peanut brittle in an airtight container at room temperature.  Do not refrigerate as the moisture from the fridge will cause the brittle to soften. Store for 6-8 weeks.

To Freeze: Peanut brittle can be frozen and stored up to 3 months.  Allow the brittle to cool completely and store it in a freezer safe, airtight container.

 

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