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Peanut Brittle


Homemade peanut brittle is easy to make, and so delicious! Buttery, sweet and full of peanuts (or cashews), you'll never buy peanut brittle again!

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  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cup peanuts (or cashews)
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


Servings 1
Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 75mins


Step 1

Combine the sugar, corn syrup and water in a medium sized saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly until it reaches 285°F with a candy thermometer.

Add the nuts and butter and continuing boiling until it reaches 300°F.

Remove from heat and carefully add the baking soda and vanilla.

Pour into a sheet pan that has been lined with buttered foil. Use a spatula to spread it thin on the pan. Let cool and then break apart.

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