Mom's Best Peanut Brittle

Mom's Best Peanut Brittle

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This is a wonderful peanut brittle that is easy to make and wows everyone! Have all the ingredients for this recipe measured out and ready. This recipe requires that you react quickly. You do not have time to measure ingredients in between steps.

Servings per recipe: 16
Calories per serving: 143
Preparation time: 10m
Total cooking time: 55m


  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup peanuts
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda


  • 1   Grease a large cookie sheet. Set aside.
  • 2   In a heavy 2 quart saucepan, over medium heat, bring to a boil sugar, corn syrup, salt, and water. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Stir in peanuts. Set candy thermometer in place, and continue cooking. Stir frequently until temperature reaches 300 degrees F (150 degrees C), or until a small amount of mixture dropped into very cold water separates into hard and brittle threads.
  • 3   Remove from heat; immediately stir in butter and baking soda; pour at once onto cookie sheet. With 2 forks, lift and pull peanut mixture into rectangle about 14x12 inches; cool. Snap candy into pieces.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 6g 9%
    Saturated Fat 2.0g  
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 132mg 5%
Potassium 61mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 22.3g 7%
Dietary Fiber 0.7g 3%
Protein 2.2g 4%
Sugars 16g  
Vitamin A 44IU  
Vitamin C 0mg  
Calcium 7mg  
Iron 0mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 2mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 16mg  
Folate 13mcg