Easy Peanut Brittle Recipe

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Susan Gardner Modified: March 23, 2022
Easy Peanut Brittle Recipe

How To Make Easy Peanut Brittle

Enjoy a sweet, crunchy, buttery treat to curb your afternoon hunger with this tasty peanut brittle! Whip up a batch in less than 30 minutes.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes



  • 2cupssugar
  • ½cupwater
  • 1stickunsalted butter
  • cuplight corn syrup
  • ½tspbaking soda
  • 12ozpeanuts,roasted, salted
  • fleur de sel,or crushed Maldon sea salt


  1. In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, water, butter, and corn syrup and bring to a boil. Cook over moderately high heat, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes, until the caramel is light brown and registers 300 degrees F on a candy thermometer.

  2. Remove from the heat and carefully stir in the baking soda. The mixture will bubble. Stir in the nuts, then immediately scrape the brittle onto a large rimmed, nonstick baking sheet.

  3. Using the back of a large spoon (oil it lightly if it sticks), spread the brittle into a thin, even layer. Sprinkle with salt.

  4. Let cool completely for about 30 minutes.

  5. Break the brittle into large shards, then serve and enjoy!


  • Calories: 2143.56kcal
  • Fat: 129.58g
  • Saturated Fat: 39.70g
  • Trans Fat: 1.85g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 53.42g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 28.18g
  • Carbohydrates: 227.43g
  • Fiber: 14.46g
  • Sugar: 207.66g
  • Protein: 44.37g
  • Cholesterol: 121.48mg
  • Sodium: 1132.50mg
  • Calcium: 174.31mg
  • Potassium: 1216.91mg
  • Iron: 7.91mg
  • Vitamin A: 386.46µg
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