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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.