Golden Buttery Peanut Brittle
Peanut Brittle

Golden Buttery Peanut Brittle

Peanut brittle makes the perfect gift for a friend. Package this peanut brittle in a decorative glass jar, tin or gift box and add a holiday decoration or bow on top.

2 1/4
pounds
5 min
PREP TIME
1 hr 10 min
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

2 cups sugar

1 cup light corn syrup

1/2 cup water

1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter cut into chunks

2 cups raw Spanish peanuts

1 teaspoon baking soda

How to make

  1. STEP 1

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

  2. STEP 2

    Combine sugar, corn syrup and water in 3-quart heavy saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 8-12 minutes or until sugar is dissolved and mixture comes to a full boil .

  3. STEP 3

    Add butter; continue cooking, stirring occasionally, 15-25 minutes or until candy thermometer reaches 280°F, or small amount of mixture dropped into ice water forms a hard but pliable strand.

  4. STEP 4

    Stir in peanuts; continue cooking, stirring constantly, 10-12 minutes or until candy thermometer reaches 305°F or small amount of mixture dropped into ice water forms a hard brittle strand. Remove from heat; stir in baking soda.

  5. STEP 5

    Pour mixture immediately onto prepared sheets; spread evenly to about 1/4-inch thickness. Cool completely.

  6. STEP 6

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

Nutrition

60Calories
3.5Fat (mg)
5Cholesterol (mg)
40Sodium (mg)
7Carbohydrates (g)
<1Dietary Fiber
1Protein (g)

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  December 09, 2017

I made this recipe with cashews and topped it with sea salt. I could hardly stop eating it! I got the "brittle bug". Love it, love it!

— says Anna
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  December 04, 2017

This is my very first time making peanut brittle. I used honey roasted peanuts & 1 tsp vanilla along with sprinkle sea salt on top. Read the comments and one suggested top with sea salt and I say it sounded like a good idea. I also use parchment paper inst as of using butter or spraying my pain so it’s not all nasty feeling. It turned out perfect. I’m so super excited. Thank you!

— says Angela
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1 tsp vanilla, sprinkle sea salt on top .

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