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Mom's Old Fashioned Peanut Brittle

Mom's Old Fashioned Peanut Brittle recipe creates beautiful amber brown candy that is crisp, buttery and taste like heaven. This recipe is wonderful for gift givng or on your Holiday buffet table.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Old Fashioned Peanut Brittle Recipe, Peanut Brittle, Peanut Candy
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Cooling Time 3 hours
Servings 30 servings
Calories 151kcal
Author Heather


  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups peanuts *raw and shelled


  • Line a sided cookie sheet with aluminum foil. Set aside.
  • In a 6 quart sauce pan combine sugars, corn syrup and water. Cook over medium heat stirring just until sugar is dissolved.
  • Continue to cook without stirring over medium heat until mixture reaches 300℉ on a candy thermometer.
  • Remove from heat and add salt, baking soda and butter. Stir to mix.
  • Stir in nuts and pour onto prepare cookie sheet. When cold break up into smaller pieces.


*Please use as many organic ingredients as possible.
Recipe Notes
  • Recipe yields approximately 1 1/2 lbs or 30 servings. 
  • Most health food stores (such as Sprouts) will carry Wholesome Organic Light Corn Syrup. 


Calories: 151kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 64mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 47IU | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg