Peanut Brittle Recipe

BEST-EVER Peanut Brittle - crispy, crunchy, loaded with peanuts. This amazing peanut brittle is a must-have for holidays.

Course Dessert
Cuisine Asian
Keyword Peanut Brittle
Servings 4 people
Calories 252 kcal


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup white Karo syrup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 cups raw Spanish peanuts
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons baking soda
  • Some butter to grease the pan
  • 1 3- quart heavy sauce pot
  • 1 Taylor stick type candy thermometer
  • 1 wooden spoon
  • 1 rimmed baking sheet


  1. Attach the candy thermometer to the pot and combine the sugar, Karo and water. Heat the sugar, karo and water in the sauce pan until it reaches 236 degrees F on the thermometer. Stirring occasionally with wooden spoon.
  2. When it reaches 236 degrees add in the peanuts and cook until it reaches 294 degrees F on the thermometer. You should continue to stir frequently.
  3. Grease the sheet pan with butter
  4. When the candy reaches 294 degrees, remove from heat and stir in the salt and baking soda
  5. You have to keep stirring, the candy will start to puff up. After all the candy is incorporated, you will need to quickly pour it into the greased sheet pan and spread it out evenly.
  6. Let it cool completely and then break it in pieces.
  7. Store in an airtight container.

Recipe Notes

If you want to make a lot you will have to restart the recipe over. Doubling up the recipe and the candy will not come out right.

Nutrition Facts
Peanut Brittle Recipe
Amount Per Serving (4 people)
Calories 252 Calories from Fat 486
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 54g 83%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Sodium 1481mg 62%
Potassium 814mg 23%
Total Carbohydrates 182g 61%
Dietary Fiber 10g 40%
Sugars 165g
Protein 28g 56%
Calcium 12.7%
Iron 24.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.