My Aunt Joyce taught my mother how to make this and she taught me.

Gina

Recipe Summary

Servings:
15
Yield:
15 pieces
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Ingredients

15
Original recipe yields 15 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Lay out several sheets of foil to spoon the hot peanut brittle onto.

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  • In a large skillet mix the sugar, syrup, and water together. Cook at a medium-high heat, stirring regularly. Heat until the mixture has a hard ball consistency. Heat to 250 to 265 degrees F (121 to 129 degrees C), or until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms a rigid ball. If you don't own a candy thermometer, occasionally hold spoon above mixture, allowing it to drip off spoon. When mixture is at hard ball stage, it will 'hair' off the spoon when falling, looking like a clear spider web.

  • Once mixture is at hard ball consistency, add raw peanuts. (They will pop a little.) When mixture starts to turn a light clear-brown, as if it's starting to burn, remove from stove. Add soda and stir. Mixture will foam up.

  • Spoon out bite-size pieces onto unbuttered foil, stirring constantly between each couple of pieces. Mixture can also be poured onto unbuttered foil as one big piece and broken into smaller pieces once cooled.

Nutrition Facts

138 calories; protein 2.5g; carbohydrates 23.3g; fat 4.8g; sodium 92.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2007
This was so good and so easy to make. I made a few changes to mine though. I used coctail peanuts (2 cups instead of 1) and added 1 tbs of butter to the mixture when I added the peanuts. When I added the baking soda, I also added 1 tsp of vanilla. After it was cooled I covered the top (before breaking it) with a baking chocolate/peanut butter mixture. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/11/2003
Good taste but time consuming and messy for amateur candy cooks. Read More
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210 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 164
  • 4 star values: 27
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 11
Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2007
This was so good and so easy to make. I made a few changes to mine though. I used coctail peanuts (2 cups instead of 1) and added 1 tbs of butter to the mixture when I added the peanuts. When I added the baking soda, I also added 1 tsp of vanilla. After it was cooled I covered the top (before breaking it) with a baking chocolate/peanut butter mixture. Read More
(209)
Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2007
Very good brittle. I used plantars dry roasted lightly salted peanuts and it turned out fine. I will pour it onto lightly greased foil next time as the foil stuck to the back of some pieces. I didn't use a thermometer but instead followed the directions for the (dripping off the spoon and leaving hairs behind) It worked great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2007
I keep trying different peanut brittle recipes and I am always disappointed. But this is the recipe I have been searching for. It's the best peanut brittle I have ever had. My husband just ate the whole batch. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2007
I burned the first time? Waited too long. It kept cooking a little longer even after removing from the heat. Second time worked very well. It's light in a texture. I will add more nuts in next time...maybe half a cup or more. I also added 1 tsp salt to it too. Definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2008
OMG!!!! I have never made Peanut Brittle before and will not look for a different recipe. The only thing I did different is add vanilla. I just feel every desert needs vanilla extract. This was simple and delicous. Gone as fast as I could break it up and I didn't even know they liked peanut brittle. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2003
This peanut brittle is FANTASTIC!!! Takes awhile to make it but is well worth it. Don't try to rush it because the final result is not nice...I am guilty of it...you get an everlasting chew toy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2007
this is the best peanut brittle recipe out there for peanut brittle i have tried several others and thank goodness i found this one the others out there are no where as good as this one... thanks so much for this i love it Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2006
Took no time at all - bake it in a skillet with a nice thick bottom that distributes heat well and this is a no-brainer. Loved it, tasted great!! Almost too good to be true! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2006
This was so easy to make. My mother-in-law took some to work with her and everyone that tried it wanted the recipe. They said it reminded them of when they were younger. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/11/2003
Good taste but time consuming and messy for amateur candy cooks. Read More
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