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Peanut Brittle

Peanut Brittle

Peanut Brittle is a classic, don’t you think?  It makes a great gift for friends and family too.  I made some for my fam and one of my neighbors.  They loved it.  I love it.  But I can’t eat as much as I use to.  Couple reasons.  My teeth can’t handle it like they use to and it makes me fat now.  ๐Ÿ™‚

This is a sticky recipe to make. Kinda messy, but oh so worth it!  And guess how easy it is.  You microwave the syrup, mix in the other ingredients, pour it on a cookie sheet (very carefully) and let it set.  Then you get to take out some anger by beating it into pieces. 

Peanut Brittle

Just imagine the thing/person you’re the most upset with and break away.  Be careful though, you don’t want to end up with nothing but crumbs. I let my grandsons beat one of my batches and we had some really small pieces after that. Boys like to demolish stuff.

With this recipe, I used honey roasted peanuts, but you could use regular roasted peanuts, or just regular peanuts.  Maybe you want to change it up a bit.  Add some different nuts in there. Like macadamia nuts, or almonds.  Be adventurous! Since this was a gift, I took the safe route and didn’t put my favorite peanut in there, macadamia nuts.  When I make a batch for me, I’ll do that.

If you make peanut brittle, what nut will you use?

More Easy Christmas Yummies

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Easy White Chocolate Fudge

Christmas Cake Brownies

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Peanut Brittle by 3GLOL.net
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Peanut Brittle

Peanut Brittle. A classic holiday treat. Great for gifts.
Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 16 minutes
Servings 6 Servings


  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Light Corn Syrup
  • 1/8 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Cup Honey Roasted Peanuts
  • 2 Tbsp Butter
  • 1 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 Tsp vanilla


  • Combine sugar, corn syrup and salt in a large glass bowl. Stir. Microwave on high for 4-5 minutes. **Keep an eye on this. Your microwave could be more or less powerful. Adjust the time if need be.
    Peanut Brittle by 3GLOL.net
  • Add peanuts, stir and microwave an additional 2 minutes. **Again, keep an eye on this.
  • Stir in butter, baking soda and vanilla. This is cool, the baking soda makes it bubble up.
    Peanut Brittle by 3GLOL.net
  • Pour into a buttered/greased/sprayed 15x10 cookie sheet. Tilt/shake slightly to spread into a thin layer. Cool until firm. About 2 hours.
    Peanut Brittle by 3GLOL.net
  • Break into pieces. I used a meat tenderizer, but you could just use the end of a butter knife.
    Peanut Brittle by 3GLOL.net


  1. I really like peanut brittle!!
    The problem is that it’s hard to stop eating them once I start ๐Ÿ™‚

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