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Peanut Brittle

PEANUT BRITTLE My daddy and I used to make this together when I was a little girl. He loved this stuff! I'd describe the flavor as toffee + caramel + peanuts with a hard candy crunch.

This recipe is inspired by THE BAKER'S MAN (chapter 1). My daddy and I used to make this in the microwave, and if you can believe it, it turned out every time! This version is a bit "fancier" and uses a candy thermometer, but the ingredients are still the same simple ones.

Do you have childhood favorite recipe?

Peanut Brittle

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 20 mins

Additional Time: 30 mins

Total Time: 1 hour


1 cup white sugar

½ cup light corn syrup

¼ cup water

¼ teaspoon salt

1 cup peanuts

2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

1 teaspoon baking soda


1. Measure all ingredients before starting.

2. Grease a large rimmed baking sheet. Set aside.

3. Combine sugar, corn syrup, water, and salt in a heavy 2-quart saucepan over medium heat.

4. Stir until sugar is dissolved and the mixture comes to a boil, about 5 minutes.

5. Stir in peanuts, and set a candy thermometer in place. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until the temperature reaches 300 to 310 degrees F (150 to 155 degrees C).

6. Remove from the heat. Quickly stir in butter and baking soda, then immediately pour mixture onto the prepared baking sheet. Quickly use 2 forks to lift and pull the mixture into a 12 x 14-inch rectangle. Let cool until completely firm, at least 30 minutes.

7. Gently break peanut brittle into pieces.

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