Gint's Peanut Brittle

Gint's Peanut Brittle

Peanut brittle is a holiday favorite treat.

5 min. prep time
2 pounds
151 Rating


2 3/4 cups sugar
1 cup water
3/4 cup light corn syrup
1 pound Spanish peanuts
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon baking soda


Butter 2 (15x10x1-inch) baking pans; set aside.

Place sugar, water and light corn syrup into saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat 8-10 minutes or until candy thermometer reaches 280°F. or small amount of mixture dropped into ice water forms a hard but pliable strand.

Add butter and peanuts; cook, stirring constantly, 4-5 minutes or until temperature reaches 300°F. or small amount of mixture dropped into ice water forms a hard brittle strand. Remove from heat. Add vanilla and baking soda; stir until combined.

Immediately pour mixture onto prepared baking sheets; spread evenly to about 1/4-inch thickness. Cool completely.

Break into pieces. Store in container with tight-fitting lid.

Nutrition Facts (1 piece)

Calories: 80

Fat: 3.5g

Cholesterol: 0mg

Sodium: 40mg

Carbohydrates: 12g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 2g

Recipe #15321©2011Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

This was SOOOO easy and SOOO fast! The only things I would suggest would be to add just a touch/pinch of salt to the recipe to get a bit of that salt flavor because the brown sugar is all I can taste, although I used salted cashews. But they are truly decadent!

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