Salted Peanut Brittle Recipe

Friday, December 20, 2013
Here is the easiest peanut brittle I have ever made. This was my mom's recipe and Dad's favorite. I really didn't know how this would come out using regular roasted salted peanuts but to my surprise this was perfect, I would never use raw peanuts again. I love the way these roasted salted peanuts tasted with the brittle and I have also used almonds and pistachios! They are all buttery, brittle delicious!


homemade buttery peanut brittle and how to make this vintage recipe




Easy Recipe



A candy thermometer is a must-have.


Just follow the degrees and this will come out perfectly.


After it cools, break the peanut brittle up and place in tin or wax paper lined plastic container.





homemade buttery peanut brittle and how to make this vintage recipe


Easy to make



This is a very easy fail-proof recipe, however, you have to pay attention at the temperature.


The candy is perfect when it reaches 300 degrees on the thermometer.


It's a very hot mixture, so be careful when pouring onto a butter cookie sheet or parchment paper lined.


Let this cool completely.



homemade buttery peanut brittle and how to make this vintage recipe



After It's Cooled



You can break this easily after it's cooled.


I like all different sized pieces and shapes.


You can decide to break it up with your hands or use a rubber mallet to smash it.


If you do use the mallet put it in a plastic heavy duty bag first.



homemade buttery peanut brittle and how to make this vintage recipe


Follow the Recipe


Don't over add and make sure to measure everything out exactly.


The crack stage is important and the temperature for this to be perfect.


buttery homemade peanut brittle and old recipe and easy to make this is on parchment paper so it won't stick


Nuts



The brittle comes out great with almonds, macadamia nuts or pistachios.


You can try others, just be sure to use two cups of nuts.


I also have used all three in one recipe, it's fabulous!



buttery homemade peanut brittle and old recipe and easy to make this is on parchment paper so it won't stick


If You Love a Buttery Flavor This Is It!



This can be made with non-salted or salted nuts.


I love the salt version, and the buttery coating is so delicious you will want to make two batches of the salted peanut brittle it goes fast!


It also makes great gifts around the Christmas Holiday.


Store in an airtight tin.



buttery homemade peanut brittle and old recipe and easy to make this is on parchment paper so it won't stick



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 this is a buttery homemade peanut brittle and old recipe and easy to make this is on parchment paper so it won't stick





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Italian, American
Yield: 12

Salted Peanut Brittle

prep time: 15 minscook time: 40 minstotal time: 55 mins
This is a buttery candy made with butter and sugar with roasted salted peanuts or un-salted whichever you like

ingredients:

1 cup sugar

1/4 water

1/2 cup corn syrup (white)

1 teaspoon baking soda

2 tablespoons butter

1 teaspoon pure vanilla


2 cups salted roasted peanuts (however you can use raw peanuts if you do then add around 1/4 teaspoon salt in with the sugar stage of this recipe and before adding the raw peanuts.)



Get all ingredients and cookie sheet prepared ahead of time.

instructions:

Using a heavy-duty saucepan (nonstick) and a wooden spoon for stirring, add in corn syrup, sugar, and water. Use the low setting on your stove. Mine is number 2.  Put a candy thermometer in place and keep stirring until this syrup reaches 250 degrees. Add the peanuts and continue stirring until the thermometer reads 300 degrees. Take off heat, add the butter, baking soda and vanilla until blended. Pour onto a parchment lined cookie sheet spreading out as thin as possible.


Cool completely. Break apart and place in a tin or glass jar covered tightly. Seriously delicious recipe and easier than I ever thought it could be!

NOTES:

Make sure you follow the candy thermometer cooking times perfectly. You will need to have a pan that the candy thermometer reaches to the bubbling mixture accurately.
Also, use a non-stick pan for cooking in and parchment paper to cool the brittle on.
calories
129
fat (grams)
18
sat. fat (grams)
11
carbs (grams)
24
net carbs
17
protein (grams)
6
sugar (grams)
19
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 this is a buttery homemade peanut brittle and old recipe and easy to make this is on parchment paper so it won't stick


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9 comments

  1. The sweet-salty combo makes this EVEN better! Will add to my holiday sweets this year!!!

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  2. That would make a really super Christmas gift. I must give it a go. Sharing this.

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  3. Love the idea of using salted peanuts. There is just something about that salt sweet combo :-)

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  4. I'm such a sucker for sweet and salty combos so I know I'd love this! So perfect for a homemade foodie gift over the holidays too :)

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  5. Great quick and easy recipe! Love the flavor combination of this sweet treat!

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  6. Oh my gosh these are my kind of desserts! Salty sweet! I have a candy thermometer on my wish list this year!

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  7. Sweet, salty, crunch - best thing ever! This would easily be the best Christmas gift too. Looks absolutely delicious!

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  8. Oh, my, this brings back such sweet reminders! My sweet Mother-in-Law would make 100 pounds of peanut brittle every holiday season. They would then give it away. We were the proud recipients of her delicious candy. I never did get the recipe. I'll try yours out for sure. It doesn't quite seem like the holidays without the peanut brittle.

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  9. My father in law loves peanut brittle and we are always looking for new recipes to try. I can't wait to get this one made and tasted!

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