You are here

Peanut Brittle

Western.Chefs's picture
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Light corn syrup 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Shelled raw penuts 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Butter/Margarine 2 Tablespoon
  Baking soda 1 Teaspoon

1. Lightly butter large cookie sheet.
2. In heavy 2-quart saucepan over medium heat, heat first 4 ingredients to boiling, stirring constantly until sugar is completely dissolved. Stir in peanuts. Set candy thermometer in place and continue cooking, stirring frequently, until temperature reaches 300°F., or hard-crack stage (when small amount of mixture dropped into very cold water separates into hard and brittle threads), about 20 minutes.
3. Remove saucepan from heat; stir in butter or margarine and baking soda; immediately pour onto cookie sheet. With 2 forks, quickly lift and stretch peanut mixture into rectangle about 14" by 12".
4. Cool brittle completely on cookie sheet on wire rack. With hands, break brittle into small pieces. Store in tightly covered container.

Recipe Summary


Rate It

Your rating: None
Average: 4.4 (16 votes)

Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1671 Calories from Fat 342

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 39 g59.3%

Saturated Fat 15.4 g77.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 64.5 mg21.5%

Sodium 1961.6 mg81.7%

Total Carbohydrates 344 g114.8%

Dietary Fiber 0 g

Sugars 245.5 g

Protein 9 g17.5%

Vitamin A 15% Vitamin C

Calcium 3.2% Iron 0.17%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Peanut Brittle Recipe