Peanut Brittle

This is a recipe I picked up from Better Homes & Garden.В  Putting butter on the cookie sheets worked like a miracle.В  The peanut brittle came off so easily that it came off as one piece…lifted right out.В  I also have to say, for not measuring the baking soda, just sprinkling it over the mixture, it still came out beautiful.В  This is definitely a keeper.

2 cups sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup butter or margarine (no substitutes)
2-1/2 cups peanuts
1-1/2 tsp baking soda


  1. Butter 2 large baking sheets; set aside. Butter sides of a heavy 3-quart saucepan. In pan combine sugar, corn syrup, water, and butter. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until mixture boils. Clip a candy thermometer to side of pan. Reduce heat to medium-low; continue boiling at a moderate, steady rate, stirring occasionally, until the thermometer registers 275 degrees F, soft-crack stage (about 30 minutes). Stir in nuts; continue cooking over medium-low heat, stirring frequently, until thermometer registers 295 degrees F, hard crack stage (15 to 20 minutes more).
  2. Remove pan from heat; remove thermometer. Quickly sprinkle baking soda over mixture, stirring constantly. Immediately pour onto prepared baking sheets. Use 2 forks to lift and pull candy as it cools. Cool completely; break into pieces. Store tightly covered up to 1 month.

Nutrition Facts: servings 2-1/4 pounds (72 servings) – Calories 69, Total Fat 3g, Saturated Fat 1g, Cholesterol 2mg, Sodium 37mg, Carbohydrate 19g, Protein 1g, Iron DV-2%, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

January 26, 2009 В· jackie В· 3 Comments
Posted in: Dessert

3 Responses

  1. cewseagegus - February 5, 2009

    Your site displays incorrectly in Opera, but content excellent! Thank you for your wise words:)

  2. Jim - March 30, 2016

    What about removing the logo from the original publishers image and using it on your site with the recipe. Is that copyright violation?

  3. Robert Sterbal - August 22, 2016

    I would caution against using any images unless you have permission to do so.

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