Quick and Easy Peanut Brittle Recipe

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This quick and easy peanut brittle candy recipe is a holiday favorite during the Christmas season.  When I was a youth the one thing I looked most forward to was eating an assortment of different candies from the coffee table candy bowl.  Then there was the round candy tin filled with brittle candy that I loved the most. 

I can still remember eating so much until I got so sick I was forced to bed. Looking at my teeth today which are still nice and white, you would never have guessed I used to eat so much candy.  

Getting back to the candy recipe, you will need some wax paper, in addition to the simple ingredients called for in this recipe, all of which you'll more than likely have on-hand during the Christmas Holiday.

Peanut Brittle Candy Recipe


3 cups shelled peanuts (skins removed)
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon baking soda

Cooking Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. Warm peanuts by spreading them evenly on a cookie sheet lined with foil paper and then place in the oven for 6 minutes. Warming is done before adding peanuts to the liquid mixture to assist in coating. Stir the peanuts twice while they are warming. Once done remove the peanuts from the oven and set aside. Discard the foil paper

3. Mix together the sugar, syrup and water and then pour into a heavy saucepan. Bring mixture to a boil and then cook and stir for 8 minutes. To finish mixture add and stir in baking soda then remove from heat.

4. Spread warmed peanuts out evenly on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper that extends over the sides of the cookie sheet. Pour and spread your liquid mixture evenly over the peanuts. Allow to cool completely before breaking.

5. Break your peanut candy brittle into pieces and enjoy. Leftover brittle should be keep is an airtight container in a cool dry place.

If you're still a fan of old fashioned candies like peanut brittle you'll want to prepare some for the holidays. Don't forget to set a few pieces aside for Grandma.

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