Golden Buttery Peanut Brittle

Golden Buttery Peanut Brittle
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34 Reviews
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.
05 min
Prep Time
1:10
Total Time
2 1/4 pounds

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

Directions

  1. Butter 2 (15x10x1-inch) baking sheets; set aside.
  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. 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. 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. Pour mixture immediately onto prepared sheets; spread evenly to about 1/4-inch thickness. Cool completely.
  6. Break into pieces. Store in container with tight-fitting lid.

Recipe Tips

Nutrition Facts (1 candy)

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

Recipe Comments and Reviews

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Made this recipe with cashews and got rave reviews from otherwise critical brittle lovers. Now I'm getting everything from subtle hints to straight out requests for more. Great recipe!

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Love!!! this recipe, so easy and so good

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I made this for gifts this year and it worked great. I used raw peanuts, raw sunflower seeds, and large flaked coconut (separate recipes) and each was received well. I also tried adding a 1 tsp vanilla at the very end to a few recipes and that worked well also. My best advice, don't try to rush the temp by turning the heat up. Medium heat and patience will turn out the best.

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I made it twice - first time, more "brittle" than peanuts. Second time - I doubled the nuts, Came out Perfect!!

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Hi Peggy, we haven't tested this recipe with pecans, but if you decide to try we'd recommend using 2 cups of chopped pecans. Let us know how it turns out for you!

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I want to make this recipe using pecans rather than peanuts. Would I still use 2 cups of pecans, whole or halves???

Test Kitchen Comment
From: mallory
Hi Peggy, we haven't tested this recipe with pecans, but if you decide to try we'd recommend using 2 cups of chopped pecans. Let us know how it turns out for you!
Posted December 08, 2015

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I have made this year after year, always turns out. Agree you do need a candy thermometer and warm pans so you can get it this enough.

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I have been making this recipe for 25 years and it is the best recipe of all of them out there. It's buttery, crispy and contagious. Adding a little salt on top sounds great, I will have to try that sometime. I roast the raw Spanish Peanuts at 300 degrees for about 15 minutes and this seems to help the process so the syrup doesn't seize up when you add the peanuts when they're cold. Take your time with this recipe, don't be in a rush as it will burn easily if the flame is too high and stir constantly. You won't be disappointed with this recipe.

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I made this recipe with an 8th grade class and it worked perfectly. Followed the directions as written. I agree with one reviewer who suggested sprinkling it with salt when hot for a nice sweet-salty taste.

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Oh my! The best! I like gooey peanut brittle and I like crisp peanut brittle. If you eat this warm - it will be chewy. Definitely add some coarse salt if you have it on hand - it's yummy! I put it in the fridge and it got harder and it was soooooo good! If you like peanut brittle - this is your recipe!!!

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My girls and I made another recipe for peanut brittle today that was highly rated. We followed directions exactly and it was kind of chewy not crunchy. I was on a hunt for another recipe since we promised my husband that we will make him homemade peanut brittle which is his favorite candy. I didn't want him to eat the 1st recipe cause he wouldn't like it chewy. This recipe was perfect! He really like them and agreed that this recipe is a keeper. He knows his peanut brittle, really likes See's Candy peanut brittle but at almost $20 for a 1 lb box this is # 2 favorite. Not bad when your competing with a pro candy making company. Great recipe thank you for sharing it!

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As to the problem of it sticking to the pan. I use a silicone mat, the brittle comes off in one piece.

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I agree that this is the BEST brittle recipe ever, but also agree that half as many nuts woul be plenty. Strictly personal preference. It is delicious either way!

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I follow this recipe exactly and it is always amazing. As the other reveiwers wrote, do not rush with a higher temperature. It will come up to temp. Also, a candy thermometer is a must. I like the idea of warming the pans in the oven, I am going to try that next time! Thanks for the hint.

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I made this for the first time and have found it to be HUGE HIT, Seems I will be making more throughout the year

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We followed the instructions EXACTLY, we even went out to buy a candy thermometer. This turned out perfectly! We made no alterations to recipe nor instructions. This is a very tasty peanut brittle. It was even the first time we tried to make one. It is, of course, a bit laborious since it needs constant attention--the reward is worth the time. Thanks for the recipe.

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Excellent recipe, easy to make. I added a half teaspoon of salt because we like sweet/salty. Can't even taste the salt, next time I may add a teaspoon. Very delicious! I might try adding 2 tsp baking soda next time to see if it is a little fluffier. With that said, my family loved this the way it is.

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I found the timing weird. I made it according to the recipe but it was a little burnt. Instead of 15-25 minutes do 10, instead of 10-12 minutes do 4. Other than that it was a great recipe.

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My first time EVER attempting to make peanut brittle, and am I SURE glad I tried this recipe! Absolutely delicious and easy to make. I didn't play with the recipe at all. It didn't need it. Instant favorite of my family!

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Simply fabulous! Co-workers asking when I'm bringing in my Christmas tray and will it have Peanut Brittle again. Everyone loves it. (I don't change a thing from the recipe.)

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