Classic Peanut Brittle Recipe 



  • 2 cups granulated white sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups raw peanuts shelled (blanched peanuts or redskin peanuts maybe used)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda


In a heavy saucepan, bring sugar, corn syrup, water, and salt to a rolling boil. Add raw peanuts. Reduce heat to medium and stir constantly. Cook to hard crack stage (300°-310° F.) Add butter and baking soda. Beat rapidly and pour onto butter surface spreading to ¼ inch thickness. When cool break into pieces. Store in an airtight container. Makes approximately 2 pounds.