Peanut Brittle


  • Oil or non-stick cooking spray
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 2 ½ cups light corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 3 cups dry roasted unsalted peanuts
  • 1 ¼ teaspoons salt
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoon baking soda


  1. Grease 1 large baking sheet with oil or non-stick spray.
  2. In a large saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup, and water. Place on high heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Use a candy thermometer to check the temperature of the sugar.
  3. When the thermometer registers at 250 degrees, the softball stage, add peanuts and salt. Continue to cook and stir often.
  4. When the thermometer reads 290 degrees, remove pan from heat.
  5. Add butter and baking soda to the hot sugar and stir to combine. Pour hot mixture onto prepared baking sheets and, using a spatula, spread evenly to desired thickness.