Best Peanut Brittle Recipe

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This simple peanut brittle recipe is a find as it allows to make buttery treats in less than half an hour with very little effort. You wouldn’t want to wait till Christmas to make this delicious brittle! It makes for a delicious protein-rich snack for children too.

Easy Peanut Brittle Recipe

To make the perfect peanut brittle, you have to assemble all the ingredients beforehand and also work quickly so that the peanut brittle mixture does not harden in the saucepan. Let us get straight to the recipe!

peanut butter brittle on a baking sheet

Peanut Brittle Recipe

Easy to make and a super delicious treat for kids and adults! 
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American, Asian
Keyword: Peanut Brittle
Appliance: Saucepan, Cookie sheet, Candy thermometer
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Cooling Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 16 servings
Author: Raksha Hegde


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup peanuts
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract optional


  • Grease an 8X13 inch cookie sheet with butter. 
  • In a medium heavy saucepan, mix water, sugar, light corn syrup, and salt and bring it to a boil while on medium heat. 
  • Stir in the peanuts and vanilla extract. 
  • Insert a candy thermometer and stir frequently till the temperature reaches 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
  • Remove from heat and stir in the butter and baking soda immediately. 
  • Pour at once into the greased cookie sheet. With forks or a wooden spatula, spread the sticky mixture evenly. Allow the peanut brittle to cool. 
    peanut butter brittle on a baking sheet
  • Once the brittle has completely cooled, break into pieces. Enjoy immediately! You can even store in an air-tight container for up to 2 weeks. 
    Peanut brittle pieces on a parchment paper placed on a wooden board


Be careful when you stir in the baking soda as it causes the hot mixture to bubble. 

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Raksha Hegde is the content director at Organic Facts and helps oversee a team of brilliant, dynamic content writers. She completed her MS in Broadcast Journalism from Boston University, US. A former business news journalist and editor, Raksha followed her passion for wellness to become a certified Yoga teacher and a wellness festival curator. She believes that learning is a life-long process; she did a certificate e-course on “Introduction to Food and Health” in 2019 from Stanford University, US. 

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