My Aunt Joyce taught my mother how to make this and she taught me.
My Aunt Joyce taught my mother how to make this and she taught me.
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
Good taste but time consuming and messy for amateur candy cooks.Read More
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
For someone who has never made peanut brittle before I'd have to say I'm thankful for this super-easy recipe. It came out great!
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.
I made this for my gifts for all my friends and family for Christmas. It was a huge HIT! I also used almonds and pecans. My tips: add a dash of cinnamon when you add the baking soda. STIR those nuts while they are comming up to temp. It will take about 15 minutes. Don't try to put the temp to high! Sugar will be everywhere! Spread FAST! The brittle is easier to eat thin! I made at least 10 batches. I burnt the first 3! Stir those nuts and use keep a constant eye on that temp. Remember 15-20 minutes of stirring!
Good taste but time consuming and messy for amateur candy cooks.
not a very good recipe. Made peanut brittle many years ago and knew you have to work very quikly that is because peanut brittle should be at hard crack stage not hard stage had to throw out what I made with this
SO lite so melt in your mouth....I think this is the most awseome recipe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This recipe represented several firsts for me: my first candy of any kind (and my first time using a candy thermometer), and the first time I'd ever cooked with corn syrup. I made it exactly as written, and it turned out fine, though I was a little nervous since candy-making seemed a bit mysterious and tricky before. It was very easy to make. One note: my light corn syrup bottle said it was made "with real vanilla" - I don't know if this is how corn syrup usually comes, or if I should have gotten plain old corn syrup. I suppose the vanilla didn't hurt the recipe. The addition of the baking soda was a neat trick - I never would have thought it went into peanut brittle, but it worked like a charm. Now, I thought this recipe made a decent peanut brittle, as did The Woman I Love and several friends she shared it with. It disappeared pretty quickly. But we've been spoiled by years of consuming peanut brittle made by a certain West Coast candy-shop chain, so we're only giving this a 3-star rating. I was thinking - shouldn't peanut brittle have butter in it? I think adding butter to this might make it worthy of 4 stars. Still, I might make this again, since it's so easy and it makes a good amount of brittle. Thanks for the recipe!
Turns out great!!! My boyfriend's favorite!
I am sure the ingredient mixture is good but the hardest part was figuring out how long to let it cook before it burned. After 2 batches I gave up. I think it would be better with a better temperature or time limit in the directions.
very easy to make a+
It was tasty for sure! I found it had too many peanuts for my taste, and I did add a couple tablespoons of butter with the nuts as suggested by others. It was a bit TOO crunchy, but I'm not sure if that was my fault or not. :)
Don't use a plastic spoon- it will melt. Also, mine did not get to the stage it was supposed to until it was already brown and smelled like burning! I salvaged a little and it tasted good, but what a MESS this was to make!!!
This is a great recipe. I have tried peanut brittle before and it turned out very sticky. This one was wonderful it turned out perfect. I used some dry roasted peanuts that I had in the kitchen and they worked fine.
This is great peanut brittle. On my first batch, I wasn't sure how long to cook after I added the peanuts. I checked another recipe that I had that said to cook to 300 degrees after adding the peanuts. This was much better. Turned out 'brittle' not sticky. This recipe is certainly a keeper!
I have made Pecan Brittle with this
So easy and yummy!! It's amazing what the baking soda does. In fact, the first batch I made I forgot to add it and it was just terrible. FYI, start to finish, each batch takes just about 30 minutes.
This is the first time I've tried to make peanut brittle and this recipe was so easy and so delicious!
WOW.I origanally made this for a Christmas Party. But then it was requested at our 4th of July BBQ. It is always a big hit. Thanks for the wonderful recipe.
This brittle is the best brittle I have ever tasted, and is just like the brittle I grew up on! I did not have raw peanuts, so I just used Planters roasted lightly salted nuts. I added a tbls of butter when I added the nuts, and then a tsp. of vanilla with the baking soda. I popped the mix in the freezer and it hardened up VERY quickly (it's very humid where I live). I will definitely be making this many more times, and using it for Christmas gifts! :-) Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe!
Never made Peanut Brittle before? Me neither! But this was EASY and delicious!
very good. If you follow the directions it turns out perfect.
I made this recipe for my family for Christmas, and everybody liked it. I'm a 53 year old man, and if I can get good results with this recipe, anyone can! It is better than the store bought peanut brittle I tried.
Nice and easy to make. Sticky and messy as usual for candy recipes! Only draw back for me in NZ I substituted the corn syrup for golden syrup, and when combined with the baking soda it ended up tasting more like hockey pockey brittle, I was looking more for the traditional peanut toffee brittle. Great post though thanks!
I have made this twice. The first time I used canned peanuts, and added 1/2 t of vanilla before adding the baking soda. The second time I used 3/4c canned peanuts and 1/4c planters hot peanuts, and 1/2t vanilla. They both came out great. The hot nut one had just a very little kick, but you had to eat a lot to notice it. Great recipe thanks for sharing
Good, but not great, pretty simple, but I had a hard time reaching the "hard ball" stage.
Excellent. I learned the hard way that it's easier in smaller batches so don't try to double it if you're new to this type of thing. And it would have been helpful to know it takes a good 30 minutes to make. I too added butter & vanilla and it tasted great! Definitely use buttered foil, I figured a buttered glass plate would do...had to have my husband chizzle it off!
this recipe works great, very tasty, the only thing I added was 1 T butter and added 1 t. vanilla, added these to the mixture just prior to adding the soda before removing from the heat
Husband loved it used walnuts and also added vanilla flavoring. Great!
very very good, but not very brittle.. ended up very chewy, which was also good.
This recipe is awesome! I had to hide it so I didn't eat the whole batch. We did not use a candy thermometer, I just followed the instructions and it came out great.
I just made this brittle...DELICIOUS!!!! Like another reviewer I added a little butter and vanilla. I also used walnuts (my preference) instead of peanuts. This was my first time making any type of candy and I am pleased that it was this recipe I used. YUMMY!
After years of tring peanut brittle recipes, this one is great, it took 15 minutes from start to finish. You have to practice for that perfect batch not too dark and not to light. Thanks to your Aunt Joyce!
I love how fast and easy this is. I don't think it tastes great though but maybe I'm just not a brittle fan because everyone else I know loves it.
The best and easiest peanut brittle I have ever made. Easy instructions, I followed it to the letter. After 4 batches I changed the peanuts to roasted, chopped almonds. It turned out great!
Very Dissapointing recipe. I boiled the sugar, corn syrup and H20 just like the recipe called for, but i didnt have a thermomemter. I boiled it for 20 mins. I tried doing the spoon thing and my mix never got quite that thick. then after cooling, it never hardened. I added vanilla, salt and butter to this recipe but according to other readers theirs was successful. i was making it for work so i was extremely upset it didnt turn out. Will not be making this again.
Super easy recipe. Turned out great, with the exception of a little plastic mixed in. Should of know better than to use a plastic spoon with such high heat!
Great recipe! I have tweaked ours by adding twice the nuts. If you can't find raw nuts, we llike making pistachio or cashew brittle by using regular roasted cashews or pistachio (twice the amount listed in the recipe. Because they are already roasted, they do not need to cook. I add them just before a add the soda. These are always the first things gone from the platter! People ask for this candy!
This recipe is very easy, as long as you follow the directions. I added peanuts and almonds and it turned out great.
Very good and easy. I could not find raw peanuts so I used regular canned, salted, spanish peanuts and they worked fine. WARNING! This foams up a lot! Use a pan that will allow your contents to at least double without spilling over. I also sprayed the foil with cooking spray and used the spread out and break apart tecnique. Yummy Stuff. I am making more to give out for the holidays.
My Mother,Grace, sent me this candy recipe from the trailer park collection. I was skeptical. I don't make candy. But it turned out great;and everyone wants the recipe. I cook it in an electric fry pan at 350 degrees for 15 minutes, stiring. After adding baking soda, pour out quickly on a Silipat sheet. No sticking, no buttering foil; get a sheet at the kitchen suppy store; great for baking cookies. easy!
I like it - mine seem to have a 'lighter' texture than traditional peanut brittle, and tasted fantastic. Used lightly salted peanuts and did add about 1/2 tsp vanilla at the same time as the nuts. Definately easy to make and will be added to the yearly Christmas Cookie list.
I have made peanut brittle for fundraisers for years, but lost my recipe. I found this one and added a half teaspoon of salt. It literally is very simple. I have also made it with toasted coconut. Its very tasty that way!
This turned out really well. I didn't change a thing. I didn't think it was going to make as much as it did, but when spread out on the pan I found out it makes quite a bit. Was a great hit at the holidays on the confection trays.
very good-easy to make
I just tried making this recipe and followed the recipe exactly as written. It was a total failure and had to be thrown out. What a waste of ingredients and time expended!
oh my..how easy. I made this stuff on a regular basis back in my teens...and it just seems easier than before. I did add about a teaspoon of cinnamon for a twist. I have yet to bit into it..but, by the looks of it, I doubt anything went wrong. Highly recommended.
SO easy! We were skeptical because the recipe is so simple (no butter, etc.), but more than pleasantly surprised. The end result got rave reviews. I'll use this again and again! Thanks for sharing!
I had never made peanut brittle before, but I know my way around a kitchen, so that was not an obstacle for me. I don't have a candy thermometer, so the hard ball test is what worked for me. (Drop a spoonful of syrup into cold water, and it will turn hard and solid.) I did add the butter and vanilla, but I think I will omit the vanilla next time. I did end up burning it a little, but not so bad that it tastes awful. I REALLY liked the texture of this brittle, it was fluffy, not dense and it made a tactile treat for my mouth!! I will be making this again!! (Only next time, I will not burn it.)
This is a very easy recipe and it is delicious. I will make this every Christmas for my candy. Excellent taste
This was the first time I've made peanut brittle. I gave it out in the gift bags I made this Christmas and got nothing but compliments on the brittle. This recipe was super easy and tasted great! I
Very easy to make! It was a big hit and I'll certainly be making it again!
Great addictive recipe. I appreciated the comments about how to tell it is ready without a candy thermometer. WAIT for that clear spider webs and don't just kid yourself that it's close enough. I did that on my second batch and it wasn't peanut brittle... I renamed it "peanut rip out your fillings". This recipe is great!
This was my first time making brittle and it came out great! Thanks. I do suggest using a teaspoon of salt and maybe some vanilla.
Excellent! I had to make two more batches right away because my husband ate it so fast! It tastes just like in the stores...even better! I did try to double the recipe, but found that it was easier to work with the smaller batches. It would make a great christmas gift!
I particularly like the cooking instructions. Taking the syrup to hard ball. Adding the nuts, and then stirring until it turns out golden brown yields a quality brittle without burning. I am less pleased with the recipe itself. First there is no salt, which if the nuts are not salted will yield a one dimensional sickly sweet brittle. Second, there is no fat. Adding three tablespoons of butter, will cause the crystals in the candy to "crunch" rather than break into rock hard shards you can impale your gums on. I also doubled the batch, and added fifty percent more nuts. I like my brittle to be nuts held together with candy rather than candy, with a few nuts sprinkled in. And yes, I made it with almonds. Almost any raw nut will do.
Turns out great every time i make it. I now have people wanting me to bring it in specifically for them at christmas time.
Excellent recipe! I made this two ways. First, according to the recipe as it appears (substituting "party peanuts" for the plain spanish). The second way was according to bearkat's suggestions. Both were delicious! I honestly don't prefer one over the other. Both are wonderful! I used 2 cups of peanuts in the first batch and it seemed a bit much. In the second batch I used 1 1/2 cups and it was perfect. I think just one cup of peanuts wouldn't quite be enough.
The easiest and best recipe for peanut brittle. My family requests that I make this for every family gathering. You can use any nut with this recipe. Cashews work out very well!
This was soooo delicious. I used Eillien's Virginia Peanuts & got rave reviews at work when I brought it in. They couldn't believe I made it.
I loved it, but why couldn't u add peanut butter instead? It's called (PEANUT BRITTLE)
My son really wanted this and liked it. It took a long time to get up to temperature!
The taste is fine, but I had to dump my first batch b/c I missed the water and tried to add it on the back end. Resulted in a pretty maple colored brittle, but probably would have burned if really cooked to brittle. Since my nuts were raw, I think the finally recipe needed more salt, but otherwise, I was pleased. Easy, fast, no fuss.
This is great!!!!! the first time i made it it turned out fantastic!!!!!! i used the Planters dry roasted and light salted and i used 1 1/3 Cups of it ( i always like more peanuts in my brittle) it it turned out great. I did take the advice of one of the other reviewers and i sparyed non stick on the foil. I also used and Iron skillet when i made it.
yummy stuff..I added pecans instead of peanuts..This was super easy to make..it was my first time doing this and it was awesome!!!!!!!! Thanks!
I have tried several recipes for peanut brittle. This was, by far, the easiest and best. Thank you for shaing.
I can't believe how easy it was to make. it also taste so good. be carful it's very addictive to eat and make.
I love peanut brittle, this was my first time making it. I read the other reviews first and added in the 1 tsp of butter and 1 tsp of vanilla. The taste is yummi. I also do not have a candy thermometer so I used the spoon method.
i have been experimenting with several different recipes trying so hard to find something close to what I learned as a teenager in school...This has been the closest to flavor, consistancy and ease...KUDOS Aunt Joyce! Thanks so much for sharing her recipe Gina. :}
This was really simple and it came out great on the first try! Perhaps this was an amateur candy making mistake, but DON"T use a plastic spoon to stir, use a wooden one instead. I threw out a batch of plastic strand decorated brittle. ;)
This was a very good peanut brittle recipe! My first time making it, and I am very pleased with the results. I followed another reviewer's suggestion and used more peanuts than called for - I think I used about 1 1/2 cups. However I thought it would have been best with fewer peanuts... as the recipe says. :) I suppose it's all a matter of personal preference though. Great, easy-to-follow recipe!
Very simple recipe. Be patient and follow the "hair method" and it will turn out perfect every time. I was always afraid to make candy but this recipe was easy. It will definitely be a regular in my holiday recipe collection!
I had to give this rating of 1 so this message would post but honestly, I rate this a big 0. My mixture never got the hard ball stage. It went from liquid to BURN! Yes, I followed the recipe, yes I used the suggested temperature. This was going to be a contribution in the Christmas cookie exchange. Thank goodness I tried it a few days beforehand, otherwise I would have been stuck with nothing. Very disappointing.
OMG this is the first time I made peanut brittle ..can't stop eating it ..nice and fluffy not so hard ..best ever thank you
So easy to make....turned out delicious
Wonderful!! I have always been afraid of making candy, but this recipe was SO easy. The trick is the hair thing. Trying to keep the hubby out of it as we speak, but I keep hearing that foil rustling in the kitchen every time I loose sight of him! Thanks for this recipe!
I have never made peanut brittle before, but I made this and my guests LOVED it, what a great recipe, and easy....
Turned out perfect. Thanks!! :-)
I took one reviewers advice and added 1 tsp of vanilla after the nuts. It took approx 10 minutes of stirring at med-high temp. I used a rubber spatula and poured the finished product into two silicone cake pans sprayed with Pam. Directions were simple to follow. I accidentally burned my finger on some of the candy, be careful it hurts! Candy turned out very good.
it is good and yummie
My husband loves peanut brittle. This peanut brittle was not only easy and fun to make it is incredibly delicious!! A major Christmas treat at my house.
quick and easy to make for a gift bag.
Awesome recipe. Easy to make and the candy "brittled" really well. I added a little vanilla.
Wow, this turned out great! We used Planters dry roasted peanuts. We used an extra half-cup of peanuts and added 1/2 tsp of salt (at the baking soda step). Also, we bought a $5 candy thermometer to take the guesswork out of it. :) We spread the mixture on buttered tinfoil. Quick, easy, delicious!
This was so tasty!! Very easy to make and tastes very homey also!
I have nevermade peanut brittle before. I don't own a candy thermometer. & I did this easily & in less than 1/2 an hour. I added vanilla - just because I felt like it should have some vanilla =) but this was great & packed well - I'll let you know how it holds up in shipping to iraq!
I made this with almonds and walnuts, and it was FLAT delicious!! I agree with whoever said cook the nuts first (in all the ingredients), this was so good, I had to FORCE myself to quit munchin'...and I don't usually like candy....
Excellent, easy and good.
Great recipe...I doubled the nuts and used roasted almonds. When it is cooling I sprinkle the top with semi-sweet chocolate chips and spread them on while warm. I then sprinkle with 1/2 cup chopped roasted Almonds. Lightly push them into the warm chocolate. Tastes just like other commercially bought products.
This was an easy to follow recipe that turned out AWESOME!! especially for a first timer. I did however add a couple of things when I took off of the heat I addded 2 Tablespoons of butter with the baking soda and 1/2 cup of salted cashews and spread out on unbuttered foil to break up after cooling. This is a Keeper!
so easy and so yummy! be careful though it keeps cooking after you take it off the burner!