Peanut Brittle

  • serves 24
Anna Olson
Anna Olson Sugar


155 Ratings
Directions for: Peanut Brittle


2 cup sugar

1 cup golden corn syrup

1 cup water

2 cup unsalted peanuts

¼ tsp salt

1 tsp unsalted butter

1 tsp vanilla

¼ tsp baking soda


1. Line a baking tray with parchment and grease the parchment with butter.

2. Combine sugar, corn syrup and water in a heavy-bottomed saucepot and bring up to a boil over high heat. Without stirring, cook sugar until it reaches “hard crack”, about 300 degrees F. on a candy thermometer, brushing the sides of the pot occasionally with cool water. This will take about 7 to 9 minutes, and it will turn a deep amber colour.

3. Remove from heat and stir in salt and peanuts with a wooden spoon. Stir in butter, vanilla and baking soda – it will immediately get foamy. Working quickly, spread nut brittle onto prepared baking sheet. Allow to set completely before cracking into pieces.

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