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 31, 2017

First time ever making brittle/candy, yet it came out perfect. For me, it did take longer than stated to get to 280° then 305°, but I kept the burner the same and just kept stirring. Came out exceptional!

— says April Lea
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None other than took a bit longer than stated to reach desired temps

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  December 24, 2017

Tried & true recipe!!! Never fails. My dad looks forward to me making this for him every Christmas.

— says Christine
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ChallengingA breeze
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