Peanut Brittle

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Dec. 17, 2012

This video shows you how to make peanut brittle from scratch at home. You'll be amazed by how easy it is, and you'll never buy it from those specialty candy shops again! Peanut brittle makes for a really great Christmas gift for your family and friends.


Vegetable oil 2 Teaspoon ((or cooking spray for greasing))
Sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Light corn syrup 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Water 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Unsalted butter 2 Tablespoon
Baking soda 1 Teaspoon
Salted dry roasted peanuts 2 Cup (32 tbs)



1. Grease a half sheet pan with vegetable oil and set aside.

2. In a heavy bottomed saucepan, drop sugar and shake it back and forth to flatten.

3. Add corn syrup and water. Do not stir.


4. Place the saucepan on medium heat and cook for 15-20 minutes or until it gets golden amber color and reaches 300 degree F when measured with thermometer.

5. Drop butter, baking soda, and salted peanuts. Mix well.

6. On the greased sheet pan, transfer the mixture. Press to spread evenly. Let it cool completely.


7. Break into pieces, serve and enjoy.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 20 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1006Calories from Fat 394

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 47 g72.3%

Saturated Fat 10 g50%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 671 mg27.96%

Total Carbohydrates 148 g49.3%

Dietary Fiber 6 g24%

Sugars 114 g

Protein 12 g24%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet