peanut butter brittle on a baking sheet
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Peanut Brittle Recipe

Easy to make and a super delicious treat for kids and adults! 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Cooling Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American, Asian
Keyword: Peanut Brittle
Appliance: Saucepan, Cookie sheet, Candy thermometer
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.