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Peanut Brittle
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

Add this to your annual repertoire of holiday must-haves!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: christmas dessert, peanut brittle
Servings: 12
Calories: 322 kcal
Author: Desarae
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 T butter
  • 2 c sugar
  • 1/2 c corn syrup
  • 1/2 c water
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 2 c peanuts
  • coarse salt
Instructions
  1. Prepare and measure out all ingredients. Incliding lining or greasing a jelly roll pan.

  2. Pour corn syrup, sugar, butter and water into pot; cook on medium heat stirring intermittently until the butter melts and it begins to boil.

  3. Insert candy thermometer if you have one that hooks on the pot. Keep cooking on medium, stirring occasionally. Cook until hard crack stage, or 300 degrees (about 20 minutes).

  4. Remove pot from heat, add butter and vanilla, stir violently and add peanuts.

  5. Immediately pour onto greased jelly roll pan, lined with parchment paper if desired. Let cool. Break into pieces, store in airtight container.

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Recipe Notes

DO I HAVE TO REFRIGERATE PEANUT BRITTLE? 

No, The peanut brittle can be stored at room temp! Just keep it wrapped tight. 

HOW LONG WILL PEANUT BRITTLE LAST? 

Wrapped in an airtight container the peanut brittle will keep for about 2 months! 

Nutrition Facts
Peanut Brittle
Amount Per Serving (3 tbs)
Calories 322 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 4mg1%
Sodium 133mg6%
Potassium 181mg5%
Carbohydrates 48g16%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 44g49%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 44IU1%
Calcium 28mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.