Peanut Brittle Recipe

Peanut Brittle is one of the best holiday treats and is so easy to make yourself! It tastes wonderful made fresh and is a great gift for family and friends.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword peanut brittle
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 332kcal


  • 2 cups salted roasted peanuts
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup water


  • Line a half sheet pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Combine the peanuts, butter, and baking soda in a bowl, and place next to the stove.
  • Place the sugar in a heavy bottomed saucepan, and shake it back and forth so the pile of sugar flattens out.
  • Add the corn syrup and water, but don’t stir it together.
  • Place the pan on the stovetop over medium heat and watch as the sugar goes through several stages over the next 15-20 minutes. First the sugar will dissolve, then it will turn into a clear sugar syrup and bubble like crazy, then the sugar syrup will eventually take on a clearish golden amber color, and cook to 300 degrees F, the hard crack stage.
  • After the mixture has reached 300 degrees F, add the peanut mixture (the mixture will foam), and stir it all together to distribute the ingredients and melt the butter.
  • Immediately pour the mixture onto the parchment and spread it with a spatula to your desired thinness.
  • Let the brittle cool completely, about 15 minutes, then break it into pieces.


Store the brittle in an airtight container once it has cooled, otherwise the brittle will absorb moisture from the air and get sticky.
The brittle should last a couple weeks if stored in a cool, dry place.


Calories: 332kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 284mg | Potassium: 164mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 45g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 0.6mg