Peanut Brittle Recipe with peanuts
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Peanut Brittle Recipe

A peanut brittle recipe from Amish country that is melt-in-your-mouth good. Hear our secrets for making this brittle light, crisp, and airy. You’ll love it!
Prep Time25 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy homemade candy, how to make brittle, peanut candy
Servings: 24
Calories: 129kcal
Author: Julie Clark


  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cups raw peanuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • Cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper and spray the parchment paper with cooking spray.
  • In a 3 quart saucepan, combine the sugar, corn syrup and water. Cook this mixture over medium heat to the soft ball stage (about 238 degrees) on a candy thermometer, stirring it only until the sugar dissolved. Add the peanuts, salt and butter. Cook the mixture to the hard crack stage (about 290 degrees) on a candy thermometer. Remove the mixture from the heat and add the vanilla and baking soda. Stir the mixture thoroughly.
  • Pour the mixture onto the prepared cookie sheet. Spread it to about 1/4" thick.
  • Let the candy cool completely before breaking the candy into pieces.
  • Makes about 1 to 1 1/2 pounds of peanut brittle.


The calories shown are based on the recipe being broken into 24 pieces, with 1 serving being 1 piece of brittle. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate.


Calories: 129kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 109mg | Potassium: 67mg | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.4mg