Old Fashioned Peanut Brittle
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
Old-Fashioned Peanut Brittle - A deliciously sweet, crunchy candy loaded with salty peanuts that's sure to please. Great for Christmas gifts, holiday candy trays, or all year long sweet.
Course: Candy
Calories: 317 kcal
Author: Don't Sweat The Recipe
  • 2 cups peanuts*
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  1. In a large saucepan mix the sugar, water, corn syrup, and salt.
  2. Bring mixture to boil over medium-high heat.
  3. Boil until it reaches 310 degrees - 320 degrees.
  4. Remove from the heat, stir in the peanuts and baking soda.
  5. Pour onto the parchment paper and quickly spread to desired thinness.
  6. Cool completely, break into pieces.
Recipe Notes

My grandmother always used raw shelled peanuts and would stir them in when the mixture came to a boil. I now use cocktail peanuts and stir them in at the end. They give it a little saltiness.

Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12
Amount per serving
Calories 317
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 1.7g 8%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 107mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 52g 19%
Dietary Fiber 2.1g 7%
Total Sugars 39.4g
Protein 6.3g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 23mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 172mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.