Peanut Brittle- A classic candy to make and eat around the holidays. It packages nicely for gift giving too.
My Grandma always made this and would share with us of course. I like to carry on the tradition now and always have a tin of it during the holidays.
Ingredients for Peanut Brittle Recipe:
- Corn Syrup
- Baking Soda
- Dry Roasted Peanuts
- Vanilla (this is optional, but I like to add a small amount)
What equipment is needed:
Candy Thermometer - This is really important when making homemade candy, especially for this recipe.
Tips for making peanut brittle:
Gather and measure out all ingredients ahead of time. Once the temperature is reached, things move quickly.
Peanut brittle can stay good for a few weeks if stored in an airtight container and left on the counter.
- Half size baking sheet
- Candy Thermometer
- 1 cup white sugar
- ½ cup light corn syrup
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ cup water
- 1 cup dry roasted, salted peanuts
- 2 tbsp butter, softened
- 1 tsp vanilla extract this is optional, but I prefer to add it
- 1 tsp baking soda
- Grease a large baking sheet and set aside
- In a heavy 2-qt saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup, salt and water and bring to a boil. Stir until sugar is dissolved.
- Stir in peanuts.
- Place candy thermometer in pot and make sure you can read it in the spot it's in.
- Stir frequently until temperature reaches 300°.
- Remove from heat and immediately stir in butter and baking soda and pour into prepared baking sheet. Using a spatula, try shaping the mixture into a rectangle.
- Allow to cool completely at room temperature
- Break into pieces and store in an airtight container.
If you like this recipe, then check out my recipe for Cinnamon Rock Candy