Mom's Best Peanut Brittle Recipe
Sweet, Crunchy Candy filled with peanuts. Satisfying treat that is sure to bring a smile during the Holidays.
Recipe type: Candy
Cuisine: Christmas
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup Karo Syrup (light)
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups raw peanuts
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • extra butter for greasing cookie sheet
  1. Grease a cookie sheet with butter. Set aside.
  2. Combine butter, baking soda, and vanilla in a bowl. Set aside.
  3. Combine sugar, Karo Syrup, and water in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir constantly and bring to a boil until mixture spins a thread when drizzled from your spoon. Sounds crazy, but you'll know what I am talking about when it happens. See the step-by-step video for an example.
  4. Add peanuts and continue stirring the boiling mixture until it turns light brown (approx. same color as a paper bag).
  5. Add the bowl of butter, baking soda, and vanilla. Mix until butter is melted and mixture is foamy from the baking soda.
  6. Pour out onto prepared cookie sheet and spread mixture out with two forks as thinly as you can (approx. ¼").
  7. Cool completely.
  8. Use a butter knife to break it into pieces. (see picture below)
Recipe by Real Life Dinner at