How To Make Peanut Brittle
Roasted peanuts are slathered with sweet and buttery syrup to make a peanut brittle that’s crispy and satisfyingly sweet.
Line a sheet pan with parchment paper or a nonstick baking mat.
Place the sugar, corn syrup, salt and water in a large, deep pan. Clip a candy thermometer to the side of the pan.
Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until sugar is dissolved and the mixture comes to a boil. This takes about 6 to 7 minutes.
Add the butter to the pan. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until a candy thermometer registers 280 degrees F. This takes about 15 minutes.
Add the peanuts to the pot and cook for an additional 10 minutes, stirring constantly, or until a candy thermometer registers 305 degrees F.
Remove the pot from the heat and stir in the baking soda.
Pour the peanut mixture evenly onto the sheet pans. Spread to a ¼ inch layer.
Cool, then break into pieces and serve.
- Calories: 1000.35kcal
- Fat: 79.59g
- Saturated Fat: 14.03g
- Trans Fat: 0.31g
- Monounsaturated Fat: 37.65g
- Polyunsaturated Fat: 23.00g
- Carbohydrates: 51.13g
- Fiber: 12.41g
- Sugar: 34.44g
- Protein: 37.75g
- Cholesterol: 20.34mg
- Sodium: 113.16mg
- Calcium: 138.77mg
- Potassium: 1032.05mg
- Iron: 6.70mg
- Vitamin A: 64.70µg
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