Peanut Brittle

Julie Herrington


  • 1/3 Cup Water
  • 1 1/4 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/3 Cup Corn Syrup
  • 8 oz Unsalted Butter softened
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 Cups peanuts (or any nut of your choice) roasted


  • In a medium size saucepan, heat water, sugar and corn syrup to 240 degrees F.
  • Once the mixture has reached 240, slowly add butter, being careful to not stop the cooking process or have the mixture splatter out and burn you.
  • Continue to let the mixture cook until it reaches the desired color. (Lighter honey color will give you more butter notes, a darker caramel color will give you a richer caramel flavor).
  • Once you've reached the desired color, turn heat off and stir in the baking soda, salt and peanuts.
  • Pour out immediately on a foil lined pan or a silpat and spread out.
  • Let cool completely then break into smaller pieces. Store in an airtight container.