Peanut Brittle


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup butter, cut into chunks
  • 2 cups salted peanuts
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda


  1. Spray with oil or butter a large cookie sheet. The larger the sheet, the thinner the brittle will be.
  2. Combine sugar, corn syrup and water in saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 8-12 minutes or until sugar is dissolved and mixture comes to a boil.
  3. Add butter; continue cooking, stirring occasionally until candy thermometer reaches 280°F, or small amount of mixture dropped into ice water forms a hard but pliable strand.
  4. When the thermometer reaches 280°, stir in peanuts and continue cooking, stirring constantly, 10-12 minutes or until candy thermometer reaches 305°F. Remove from heat; stir in baking soda.
  5. Pour mixture immediately onto prepared sheet spread evenly to about 1/4-inch thickness. Cool completely and break into pieces. Store in container with tight-fitting lid.