This recipe for homemade peanut brittle is a buttery, crispy confection loaded with roasted peanuts. Break the brittle into bite sized pieces and serve for a simple yet satisfying dessert, or package up your peanut candy for gift giving.
Calories 254 kcal
2 cups granulated sugar 1 cup light corn syrup 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup water 1 cup butter cut into slices 2 1/4 cups dry roasted peanuts unsalted 1 teaspoon baking soda
Line a sheet pan with parchment paper or a nonstick baking mat. Place the sugar, corn syrup, salt and water in a large, deep pan. Clip a candy thermometer to the side of the pan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved and the mixture comes to a boil. This takes about 6-7 minutes. Add the butter to the pan. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until a candy thermometer registers 280 degrees F. This takes about 15 minutes. Add the peanuts to the pot and cook for an additional 10 minutes, stirring constantly, or until a candy thermometer registers 305 degrees F. Remove the pot from the heat and stir in the baking soda. Pour the peanut mixture evenly onto the sheet pans. Spread to a 1/4 inch layer. Cool, then break into pieces and serve. Calories: 254 kcal | Carbohydrates: 30 g | Protein: 3 g | Fat: 14 g | Saturated Fat: 5 g | Cholesterol: 20 mg | Sodium: 242 mg | Potassium: 94 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 28 g | Vitamin A: 235 IU | Calcium: 12 mg | Iron: 0.3 mg