Peanut Brittle

Peanut Brittle

Peanut Brittle is the PERFECT party dessert, made with butter, peanuts, and corn syrup, it's sweet, crunchy, and ready in under 60 minutes!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword peanut brittle
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Cooling Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 487 kcal
Author Sabrina Snyder


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  1. Spray 2 medium (15x10) baking sheets with vegetable oil and line with a parchment paper.
  2. Add the sugar, corn syrup and water in a large dutch oven on medium heat and bring to a rolling boil, stirring until the sugar is fully dissolved (5-8 minutes).

  3. Add the butter, stirring occasionally until it reaches 280 degrees on a candy thermometer (15-18 minutes).

  4. Add in the peanuts, stirring nonstop for another 8-10 minutes until it reaches 305 degrees, turn off the heat and mix in the baking soda and immediately pour onto the baking sheets to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts
Peanut Brittle
Amount Per Serving
Calories 487 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27g 42%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 113mg 5%
Potassium 164mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 60g 20%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 56g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 9.5%
Calcium 2.1%
Iron 3.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.