Easy Homemade Peanut Brittle

An easy, 4 ingredient recipe for Peanut Brittle that is great for gift giving or to make and enjoy yourself. 

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Holiday DIY Gifts — Week 2

I don’t like that Thanksgiving is so late this year.  By the time I am done digesting the turkey and pumpkin pie, it’s going to be December and Christmas will be less than a month away. 

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With less time to prepare goodies for holiday gift giving, I like to create easy recipes I can whip up after the kids go to bed, or quickly during the weekends.  This easy homemade Peanut Brittle is one of those recipes.  From start to finish it take about 20 minutes.  The Peanut Brittle will cool for about an hour or so, before it can be easily broken up and placed in packaging to gift, or enjoyed yourself.  I must warn you, once you try this you are not going to be able to stop eating it.  It is totally addicting! 

I also like Peanut Brittle as it has a long shelf life.  It can be made now and last for a month stored in an airtight container until I am ready to serve it on my holiday dessert table.  I also like to place some in my food processor, give it a few pulses and sprinkle of vanilla ice cream for a yummy treat!

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Easy Homemade Peanut Brittle

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1/2 pounds


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 cups unsalted shelled dry roasted peanuts
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda


  1. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper lightly sprayed with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Stir sugar and corn syrup in a large saucepan over medium heat until sugar dissolves.
  3. Stir in peanuts.
  4. Increase heat to high and bring to a boil, stirring frequently to avoid mixture to burn until candy thermometer reaches 295 degrees and mixture becomes a golden amber color , about 10-15 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in baking soda.
  6. Quickly pour mixture onto prepared baking sheet and spread evenly.
  7. Set aside to cool and harden.
  8. Break into pieces and store in an airtight container.

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  1. I don’t bother buying store bought Peanut Brittle, it tastes like plastic! Am enjoying your posts for all of your holiday breakfast, cookie andf gift ideas. A nice collection of goodies!

  2. Just made it, it was so easy and fun. It set up real quick after I put the baking soda in. I just love this recipe. Thank you so much.


      I made it today on Easter took it off at 280 degree. .harden good think it could use some vanilla extract

  3. This was my first try at making Peanut Brittle. The recipe is so easy. I found there is a big difference between 295 and 300 degrees. I think I burnt it just a tad but it’s still pretty good. Oh a word for those who might make this in the future. Adding the Baking Soda will cause the mixture to fluff. Scared the heck out of me! lol All in all it’s pretty good.

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