Peanut Brittle

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Quick Facts

Servings: 6
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cook Time: 20 min.
Total: 30 min.
Angie McGowan
Peanut brittle that won't make you feel like you're going to break a molar.


  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 Tbs butter
  • 1 1/2 cups roasted peanuts of any variety
  • 1 tsp baking soda


  • Spray a 10 x 15-inch baking sheet with cooking spray and set aside.
  • Combine corn syrup, sugar, water, and butter in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat until the mixture comes to a boil.
  • Continue to boil over medium heat until the mixture comes to 280°F.
  • When the mixture has reached 280°F, stir in the peanuts and continue to cook until the mixture has reached 300°F.
  • When the mixture reaches 300°F, remove from heat and stir in the baking soda. Everything will bubble up and turn cloudy.
  • Immediately pour this mixture onto the cookie sheet. Try to spread it out a bit by pouring it around the sheet. instead of pouring the mixture all out in the middle of the pan.
  • Let the peanut brittle cool. Break into pieces to serve.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 538
  Calories from Fat 187 (35%)
(34%)Total Fat 22g
(25%)Saturated Fat 5g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
(3%)Cholesterol 10mg
(13%)Sodium 306mg
(7%)Potassium 244mg
Total Carbohydrate 85g
(12%)Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 78g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(17%)Protein 9g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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