One of my husband’s favorites is Peanut Brittle. We were at the Farmer’s Market the other day and purchased some for like $5-$6 for a small bag and it got me thinking I could probably make that! So low and behold, I did! Here’s a simple, easy, and AMAZING Homemade Peanut Brittle Recipe! It’s probably the best brittle I’ve ever had and my stomach kinda hurts right now from eating it (and yet as I type I’m still eating it…dumb). Let’s dig into this deliciously easy peanut brittle recipe…
How to Make Homemade Peanut Brittle
Here’s what you need for this recipe:
- corn syrup
- baking soda
- Candy Thermometer
Start by greasing a large cookie sheet and getting it prepared for later. Then in a large saucepan bring your sugar, corn syrup, and water to a boil, stirring until the sugar is dissolved.
Next, stir in the peanuts and set your candy thermometer in place and continue cooking. Stir frequently and once the temperature hits 300 F remove from heat and immediately stir in butter and baking soda.
Pour the mixture onto a cookie sheet and spread it across the sheet. Finally, let cool and then lift mixture and snap into pieces to serve!
So easy! Now to see how long it will last…
Homemade Peanut Brittle Recipe
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup light corn syrup
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup of water
- 1 cup of peanuts
- 2 tablespoons of softened butter
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- Grease a large cookie sheet and set aside for later.
- In a saucepan over medium heat, bring sugar, corn syrup, salt and water to a boil. Stir until sugar is dissolved.
- Stir in peanuts.
- Set a candy thermometer in place and continue cooking. Stir frequently until the temp reaches 300 degrees F.
- Once temp hits 300 F, remove from heat and immediately stir in butter and baking soda.
- Immediately pour onto cookie sheet and help spread out a bit.
- Let cool and then lift up mixture and snap into pieces.
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Do you use salted or unsalted peanuts? Do you use the redskin ones?
I believe I used cocktail peanuts 🙂
Use raw peanuts. …sometimes hard to find but if you use roasted peanuts they will be mushy.
Interesting…they weren’t mushy at all for us…
The roasted worked just find for us 🙂
Can you do this without a candy thermometer?
You could? But it would be advised to do it with…they’re not much money and are good to have. I think mine was under $10 at Target.
I make mine in the microwave. Do not need a candy thermometer and it turns out delish every time. Easy peasy.
Hmmm…I’m not sure how you’d know what temperature it gets to to make sure that it’s the right consistency, but I’m sure you could play around with it.
I used to have the microwave one and lost it… can you give it out…
Do you use spray Pam to grease your pan?
I would love these recipes