peanut brittle

Peanut Brittle

This delicious peanut brittle recipe has been in my family for over 100 years. It This homemade peanut brittle is that good. Stands the test of time!
Course Candy
Cuisine American
Keyword homeamde peanut brittle, peanut brittle, peanut brittle recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 10 people
Calories 501kcal
Author Leigh Anne Wilkes


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup light Karo Syrup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cups Spanish peanuts
  • 3 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp vanilla


  • Combine sugar, Karo syrup, water and salt into a heavy, deep sauce pan.  Stir until dissolved and using a candy thermometer bring it to a temperature of 238 degrees F.
  • Add in butter and peanuts.  Stir often, it burns easily.  Cook to 287 degrees F.
  • Remove from heat and add baking soda and vanilla.  Stir as little as possible.
  • Pour onto a large buttered baking sheet with edges.  Just allow it flow onto the pan, do not try spreading it.
  • Allow to cool and then break into pieces.  Stir in an airtight container.


Calories: 501kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 545mg | Potassium: 217mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 66g | Vitamin A: 285IU | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1.2mg