Peanut Brittle

This is my Dad’s favorite type of candy. I was intimidated to make brittle the first time, but it was really very easy. I’ve made batch after batch and it is so simple. We doubled this recipe for my Mom, sister and I to share.

Peanut Brittle: (from A Taste of Christmas cookbook, given to me by my Mother-in-law)

2 Cups raw peanuts (I always use unsalted dry roasted)

1 Cup sugar

1/2 Cup light corn syrup

1/4 Cup water

pinch salt

2 teaspoons baking soda


Place nuts, water, sugar, salt, and syrup in medium sauce pan. Cook over high heat, stirring constantly, until it turns “orangey” gold (about 15 minutes). Turn off heat and sprinkle in 2 teaspoons baking soda. It will foam up. Stir and quickly spread onto a greased cookie sheet. Let cool, then break apart.

peanut brittle at the top right

peanut brittle at the top right

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