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!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep 15 minutes
Cook 25 minutes
Total 40 minutes
Servings 24 pieces
Calories 202 kcal
Author Michelle


  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup light corn syrup
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 cups salted dry-roasted peanuts
US Customary - Metric


  1. 1. Line a rimmed baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper that has been coated with non-stick cooking spray; set aside.

  2. 2. In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, water, corn syrup and salt. Bring to a rapid simmer over medium-high and cook until deep golden, about 20 to 25 minutes. Remove pan from heat. Stir in butter, baking soda, and peanuts (mixture will foam). Stir until mixture is no longer bubbling and caramel is smooth, 1 minute.
  3. 3. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet and quickly spread with a lightly greased spatula. Let cool until firm, about 15 minutes. Break into pieces. The brittle can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 weeks.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition facts based on a 1-ounce serving size.

Nutrition Facts
Peanut Brittle Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 202 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 2mg1%
Sodium 203mg9%
Potassium 123mg4%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 22g24%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 30IU1%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.