This year I wanted to make something new and since I haven’t tried peanut brittle I thought I’d give that a whirl. I’ll probably add a note at the bottom of this recipe later as I want to make a spiced pumpkin seed version as well. 🙂 I found this recipe on Anna Olson’s site and since I’ve made a couple things from her, I thought I’d give this one a try too.


Peanut Brittle


  • 2 c sugar
  • 1 c golden corn syrup
  • 1 c water
  • 2 c salted peanuts
  • 1 tsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ¼ tsp baking soda


  • Line a baking tray with parchment and grease the parchment with butter.
  • Combine sugar, corn syrup and water in a heavy-bottomed saucepot and bring up to a boil over high heat.
  • Without stirring, cook sugar until it reaches “hard crack”, about 300 degrees F. on a candy thermometer, brushing the sides of the pot occasionally with cool water. (This will take about 7 to 9 minutes, and it will turn a deep amber colour.)
  • Remove from heat and stir in salt and peanuts with a wooden spoon.
  • Stir in butter, vanilla and baking soda – it will immediately get foamy!
  • Working quickly, spread nut brittle onto prepared baking sheet.
  • Allow to set completely before cracking into pieces


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