Peanut Brittle Recipe

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Peanut brittle is an old fashion candy perfect for holiday traditions. This satisfying treat that is sure to bring a smile during the Holidays.


  • 4 cups sugar
  • 2 cup Karo Syrup (light)
  • 2 cup water
  • 4 cups raw peanuts
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • extra butter for greasing cookie sheet


  1. Grease a cookie sheet with butter and set it aside.
  2. Combine butter, baking soda and vanilla in a bowl and set aside
  3. Combine sugar, Karo and water in a large sauce pan over medium heat. Cook until mixture spins a thread when drizzled from your spoon. Sounds crazy but you’ll know what I am talking about when it happens.
  4. Add peanuts and stir while cooking until mixture turns light brown (approx same color as a paper bag)
  5. Add the bowl of butter, baking soda and vanilla that you prepared and set aside earlier.
  6. Mix until butter is melted and mixture is foamy from the baking soda, Pour out onto your prepared cookie sheet and use to forks to spread it out as thinly as you can (approx ¼”)
  7. Let cool completely and use a butter knife to break it into pieces. (see picture below)

Recipe by Real Life Dinner

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