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Old-Fashioned Peanut Brittle Recipe

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Peanut Brittle is a classic candy that is easy to make at home. It has a crisp texture and a sweet, nutty flavor that is sure to please. Here is a detailed recipe for making Old-Fashioned Peanut Brittle:


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup raw peanuts, unsalted
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda


  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a medium-sized saucepan, combine the sugar, corn syrup, and water. Stir until the sugar is dissolved.
  3. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat and add the peanuts. Stir well to coat the peanuts in the sugar mixture.
  4. Reduce the heat to medium and continue to stir the mixture. Keep an eye on it and cook until the mixture turns a light golden brown color, this should take around 10-15 minutes.
  5. Once the mixture is a light golden brown, remove from heat and add the butter and vanilla extract, stirring until the butter is completely melted.
  6. Quickly add the baking soda and stir until it is well combined. The mixture will foam up, so be careful not to let it boil over.
  7. Pour the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet, spreading it out as evenly as possible. Let it cool for a few minutes.
  8. Once cooled, use a rolling pin to gently roll out the mixture to desired thickness.
  9. Allow the brittle to cool completely and break it into pieces.
  10. You can serve and store the peanut brittle in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one week.

Enjoy your homemade old fashioned peanut brittle!

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