Peanut Brittle

Peanut brittle is a classic dessert that's perfect for sharing around the holiday season, or anytime!

Holiday brittle sharing and caring!
Photo by Susan M.
Adapted from food.com
Holiday brittle sharing and caring!
Holiday brittle sharing and caring!

PREP TIME

10

minutes

TOTAL TIME

60

minutes

SERVINGS

40

Servings

PREP TIME

10

minutes

TOTAL TIME

60

minutes

SERVINGS

40

servings

Adapted from food.com

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2

    teaspoons baking soda

  • 1

    teaspoon water

  • 1

    teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 1/2

    cups sugar

  • 1

    cup water

  • 1

    cup light corn syrup

  • 3

    tablespoons margarine or 3 tablespoons butter

  • 1

    pound shelled unroasted peanuts

Directions

Butter 2 cookie sheets, 15 1/2 x 12 inches; keep warm. Mix baking soda, 1 teaspoon water and the vanilla; set aside. Mix sugar, 1 cup water and the corn syrup in a 3 quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, to 240°F on candy thermometer. Stir in margarine and peanuts. Cook, stirring constantly to 300°F. Watch carefully so it doesn't burn. Remove from heat immediately; stir in baking soda mixture. Pour half of the candy mixture on each cookie sheet and spread quickly until it is about 1/4 inch thick. Cool and break into pieces.

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