This easy peanut brittle recipe is golden, buttery, and perfect as a treat or to package up for holiday gifts. This homemade candy is salty and sweet and only has six ingredients!
Course Dessert, Snack
Keyword peanut brittle
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 20minutes
Harden Time 30minutes
Total Time 55minutes
Author Melissa Williams | Persnickety Plates
1/2cuplight corn syrup
6Tbunsalted butter cubed
1 1/2cupsroasted peanuts
Line a lipped baking sheet with foil and spray with non-stick spray. Set aside.
To a medium saucepan, add the sugar, corn syrup, and water. Add in the candy thermometer to the pan making sure it touches the mixture but not the bottom of the pan. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat and then continue to boil until the mixture is golden brown and reaches 340 degrees. This should take about 15 minutes.
Remove the pan from the heat and quickly stir in the butter and baking soda until smooth. Then stir in the peanuts until evenly distributed.
Pour the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet and spread evenly with a silicone spoon, working quickly, as it will start to set.
Let harden at room temperature, about 30 minutes, and then break up into pieces.
Use a candy thermometer to make sure your sugar mixture reaches 340 degrees. Hook the thermometer to the side of the pan so it touches the mixture but not the bottom of the pan. Store in an airtight container.