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Golden Buttery Peanut Brittle

Golden Buttery Peanut Brittle

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

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5 min
Prep Time
1 hr 10 min
Total Time
2 1/4


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 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 hard brittle strand. Remove from heat; stir in baking soda.

  5. STEP 5

    Pour mixture immediately onto prepared baking 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 (1 candy)

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