Peanut Brittle without a Thermometer

July  2, 2021
2 Ratings
Author Notes

This recipe gets rave reviews each year I make it for my Christmas trays. It's easy to make, has a great crunch and packs up easy for mailing or giving away. —You Made That?

  • Serves 6
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 1 cup raw peanuts
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 pinch salt
In This Recipe
  1. Prepare cookie sheet or foil by spraying a light coat of cooking spray.
  2. Measure 1 tsp. baking soda and set aside
  3. In medium size pan, put corn syrup, sugar, and peanuts in the pan and cook on medium-high heat constantly stirring
  4. Stir until the peanuts start to turn light brown, the peanuts will start to smell cooked too
  5. Take off heat and add a pinch of salt and baking soda and stir well, it will puff up when the baking soda is added so be careful.
  6. Pour onto prepared pan and let it spread out
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2 Reviews

indpclaudia60 July 2, 2021
I made this but used cashews instead of peanuts and it's a great recipe. So simple to make.
Tara C. March 9, 2016
This recipe works perfectly! Absolutely delicious & simple!