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Peanut Brittle Recipe

Peanut Brittle

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"My Aunt Joyce taught my mother how to make this and she taught me."

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Original recipe makes 15 pieces Change Servings


  1. Lay out several sheets of foil to spoon the hot peanut brittle onto.
  2. In a large skillet mix the sugar, syrup, and water together. Cook at a medium-high heat, stirring regularly. Heat until the mixture has a hard ball consistency. You don't need a candy thermometer for this. When stirring, occasionally hold spoon above mixture, allowing it to drip off spoon. When mixture is at hard ball stage, it will "hair" off the spoon when falling, looking like a clear spider web.
  3. Once mixture is at hard ball consistency, add raw peanuts. (They will pop a little.) When mixture starts to turn a light clear-brown, as if it's starting to burn, remove from stove. Add soda and stir. Mixture will foam up.
  4. Spoon out bite-size pieces onto unbuttered foil, stirring constantly between each couple of pieces. Mixture can also be poured onto unbuttered foil as one big piece and broken into smaller pieces once cooled.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 21, 2003

This peanut brittle is FANTASTIC!!! Takes awhile to make it but is well worth it. Don't try to rush it because the final result is not nice...I am guilty of get an everlasting chew toy.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 21, 2005

not a very good recipe. Made peanut brittle many years ago and knew you have to work very quikly that is because peanut brittle should be at hard crack stage not hard stage had to throw out what I made with this


12 Ratings

Dec 15, 2003

SO lite so melt in your mouth....I think this is the most awseome recipe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dec 21, 2009

Husband loved it used walnuts and also added vanilla flavoring. Great!

Dec 01, 2003

Turns out great!!! My boyfriend's favorite!

Sep 11, 2009

My Mother,Grace, sent me this candy recipe from the trailer park collection. I was skeptical. I don't make candy. But it turned out great;and everyone wants the recipe. I cook it in an electric fry pan at 350 degrees for 15 minutes, stiring. After adding baking soda, pour out quickly on a Silipat sheet. No sticking, no buttering foil; get a sheet at the kitchen suppy store; great for baking cookies. easy!

Dec 29, 2008

I made this recipe for my family for Christmas, and everybody liked it. I'm a 53 year old man, and if I can get good results with this recipe, anyone can! It is better than the store bought peanut brittle I tried.

Dec 12, 2006

I had to give this rating of 1 so this message would post but honestly, I rate this a big 0. My mixture never got the hard ball stage. It went from liquid to BURN! Yes, I followed the recipe, yes I used the suggested temperature. This was going to be a contribution in the Christmas cookie exchange. Thank goodness I tried it a few days beforehand, otherwise I would have been stuck with nothing. Very disappointing.


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  • Calories
  • 138 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 23.3 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 4.8 g
  • 7%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 2.5 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 93 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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