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.
- 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: 254kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 242mg | Potassium: 94mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 235IU | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 0.3mg