Peanut brittle makes the perfect gift for a friend. Package this peanut brittle in a decorative glass jar, tin or gift box and add a holiday decoration or bow on top.
Country House Peanut Brittle
This is hands down the best nut brittle recipe you'll ever find.
Presented By: Direct Appliance
Serves: 3 lbs
- 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon baking soda
- 1 tablespoon salt
- ¾ cup butter, divided – ¼ cup to butter the sheet pan,
- ½ cup to make the candy
- 3 cups granulated sugar
- 1 cup light corn syrup
- ½ cup water
- 3 cups raw peanuts, shelled
- Prepare a rimmed 12” x 17” baking sheet, by generously coating it with ¼ cup of butter; set aside.
- Place vanilla extract into a small bowl; set aside.
- Combine the baking soda and salt in a small bowl; set aside.
- In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, corn syrup and water and bring mixture to a boil.
- Attach a candy thermometer and cook over medium-high heat until the syrup reaches 240°F.
- Stir in the peanuts and continue cooking and stirring until the candy reaches 300°F.
- Immediately remove from the heat, and quickly add the remaining ½ cup butter, vanilla, baking soda and salt. Stir until the butter melts.
- Quickly pour the candy onto the prepared baking sheet, spreading the mixture evenly.
- When the brittle has completely cooled, break into pieces.
- Store in an airtight container.