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A simple and effective peanut brittle recipe, perfect for making in an afternoon.


  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 cup corn syrup
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 c. salted peanuts
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 1 tsp. baking soda


  1. Mix sugar, water, corn syrup in a heavy 2 quart saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil and boil till mixture reaches 275F.
  3. Add salt and peanuts.
  4. Bring mixture to 290F (hard crack stage) stirring often.
  5. Remove from heat.
  6. Add butter and baking soda and stir in.
  7. Pour onto greased baking sheet and spread to 1/4 inch, or thinner.
  8. Allow to cool.
  9. Break into chunks when cool, and store in a covered container.


  1. Makes 2 1/2  lbs. of peanut brittle, ready for Christmas gift giving or holiday enjoyment.  Do not double recipe, just make more batches.
  2. If you can only find pre-roasted peanuts, delay adding them to the brittle until step 5 to prevent the nuts from burning.
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