Peanut Brittle Recipe

Peanut Brittle

How to make your own peanut brittle

Peanut brittle is surprisingly easy to make. The salty sweet flavours make this the perfect treat.

Peanut Brittle Recipe

Peanut Brittle

Making your own peanut brittle is easier than you think. This is great afternoon snack or serve crushed over ice cream as a dessert.

You can substitute the peanuts with almonds or cashews for a special treat.

Make sure to have all your ingredients ready as you need to react quickly once the sugar syrup is ready.

Peanut Brittle Recipe

5 from 6 votes
Recipe by Jessica Alberts Course: Dessert, TreatsCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy
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  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1/2 cup syrup

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 cup water

  • 1 cup peanuts

  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened

  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate soda

  • oil for spatula


  • Grease a large cookie sheet or baking tray. Set aside.
  • In a large saucepan add sugar, syrup, salt, and water. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently for 8-12 minutes or until sugar is dissolved and mixture comes to a full boil.
  • Add butter; continue cooking, stirring occasionally for 15 minutes or until a small amount of the mixture dropped into ice water forms a hard ball.
  • Stir in peanuts. Remove from heat and add bicarbonate of soda.
  • Immediately, pour the mixture on to greased baking tray and using the oiled spatula, spread into a rectangle shape.
  • Allow to cool. Once cool, break into pieces and enjoy!

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