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This is my favorite brittle recipe. I hope you enjoy.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
5 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
20 servings
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Line a jelly roll pan with parchment paper.

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  • Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir sugar and salt with melted butter to dissolve completely. Remove saucepan from heat, add peanuts, and stir to coat completely; immediately pour onto prepared pan and spread into an even layer.

  • Refrigerate until brittle, at least 30 minutes. Separate from parchment and break into pieces.

Nutrition Facts

92 calories; protein 1.7g; carbohydrates 11.6g; fat 4.8g; cholesterol 3.1mg; sodium 125.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (33)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2015
This definitely lives up to it's name with great flavor. I used Spanish peanuts. The sugar butter combination melted at around 10 - 12 minutes and the parchment paper made for an easy cleanup. I will be making this again and I'll add about 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
05/04/2020
Did not work at all!! Read More
42 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 30
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2015
This definitely lives up to it's name with great flavor. I used Spanish peanuts. The sugar butter combination melted at around 10 - 12 minutes and the parchment paper made for an easy cleanup. I will be making this again and I'll add about 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2015
I had no idea that sugar did that if you got it hot enough! For the few minutes before it started melting, I was worried that I'd read the ingredients wrong and was about to end up with a bunch of burnt sugar, but it turned out great in the end. Absolutely fascinating. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2016
I changed the recipe slightly. I doubled it, but used 1 cup granulated sugar and 1 cup brown sugar, I also substituted pecans for peanuts. The directions didn't say how long our what temp to cook to, so I used my candy thermometer and cooked it to 302° for hard crack. Delicious! Read More
(6)
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Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2017
This recipe turned out exactly as I had hoped. I did not add the salt since I used salted peanuts. And I would recommend that you warm the peanuts before adding them to the melted sugar or the sugar will cool too quickly and cause it to mound up instead of spread out in your pan. I made this as a birthday gift for my daughter-in-law and I know she will love it. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2015
I reckon it was great ya gota be quick when it's time to put the nuts in and spread out. You could vary with chocolate chips spread on top when it is laid out chilly or vanilla extract. Thankyou Love4 for the recipe.!! Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
04/29/2016
I loved it! I do not have corn syrup so it was perfect! I did not need to refrigerate it to make it brittle it became brittle itself I made it five times! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2016
I substituted the white sugar for brown and it was delicious. Just a pity my friends like it so much. Read More
(2)
Rating: 4 stars
10/28/2018
Made my first ever peanut brittle and it was more than amazing! Such a great recipe and very easy to follow although for people who haven't cooked it yet it would be nice if you could add that you would have to wait awhile for the sugar and butter to start melting as I wasn't sure if I was to put more butter in the mixture and it was quite solid. I read a couple of reviews and saw that I just had to wait! Works really well tastes awesome! Tastes even better with Salted Caramel Ice Cream;) Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2016
Try two other recipe with syrup and baking Soda. Both failures. Thus I was very happy to find this recipe. Didn't change a thing. Super easy excellent. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
05/04/2020
Did not work at all!! Read More