Butter Peanut Brittle Recipe


Difficulty LevelEasyHealth IndexAverage
MethodMain Ingredient


 Sugar1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
 Corn syrup1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Water1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Salt1 Dash
 Raw peanuts2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Butter/Margarine1 Tablespoon
 Baking soda1 Teaspoon
 Vanilla1 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3402 Calories from Fat 1310

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 156 g239.9%

Saturated Fat 27.7 g138.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 32.3 mg

Sodium 1795.1 mg74.8%

Total Carbohydrates 473 g157.8%

Dietary Fiber 24.8 g99.3%

Sugars 355.2 g

Protein 75 g150.9%

Vitamin A 7.5% Vitamin C

Calcium 30.5% Iron 77.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Place sugar, corn syrup, water, salt, and peanuts in 2-quart microproof bowl or casserole.
Cook on HI l(max. power) 5 minutes, then stir.
Cook on HI (max. power) 13 to 15 minutes, or until syrup separates into threads.
This is the hard-crack stage, or 300° on a candy thermometer.
Check temperature with thermometer several times during the last few minutes.
(Do not leave thermometer in oven while cooking.) Stir in butter, baking soda, and vanilla just until light and bubbly.
Pour onto buttered cookie sheet.
Cool and break into pieces.