Peanut Brittle Recipe

This is a classic, old-fashioned peanut brittle recipe that is both quick and easy – no candy thermometer required. Great for Christmas gifts or adding some pizzazz to those cookie trays!

Three pieces of peanut brittle stacked on a piece of parchment paper.

Peanut brittle always fell into the category of “something to buy, not to make” for me. I didn’t grow up in a candy-making family, so tackling things like fudge and brittle was a little daunting to me when I began baking. While I always LOVED to eat peanut brittle, it took me quite a long time before I made it myself.

After all of that intimidation, I was surprised and relieved to find out how simply it came together, and how utterly DELICIOUS it was! I think the first time I made it I actually had to hide the tin from myself so I wouldn’t eat it all. If you’ve been on the fence about making homemade peanut brittle, it’s time to dip that toe in the water and whip up a batch!