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Mom’s Peanut Brittle


You can almost break your teeth on this peanut brittle, but what a way to go! Corn syrup usually has vanilla flavor notes in it.


At a glance

Unsalted Butter, to grease pan
2 cups sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup water
2 cups un-roasted Virginia peanuts
¼ teaspoon Kosher salt
1 teaspoon unsalted butter
¼ teaspoon baking soda


Lightly grease the bottom and sides of a ½ size sheetpan.  In a heavy bottom saucepan, combine the sugar, corn syrup, water and nuts and salt.  Bring this mixture over medium heat to the hard crack stage on a candy
thermometer.  Remove from the heat and add the butter and baking soda stirring to mix thoroughly.  Pour peanut brittle onto the buttered sheet-pan.  When brittle comes to room temperature break into pieces.  Enjoy!