Ann's Crunchy Peanut Brittle

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 45 mins

This is a must at Christmas. I like it because it is crunchy and not sticky.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix and set aside the butter and soda.
  2. In a large pan, mix and boil the sugar, water,and syrup to hardball stage (254 degrees F).
  3. Add peanuts and stir constantly until mixture turns yellow (NOT AMBER) about 5 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and add butter mixture and vanilla.
  5. Pour onto greased cookie sheet.
  6. Pat into a thickness you like with the back of a spoon.
  7. Cool and break into pieces.
  8. Store in airtight container.


Most Helpful

I mostly made this for my sister who really loves peanut brittle. It was a major hit! Nice and light, very crunchy! A simple recipe that has a great ending!! Oh, I kept some for me too!! Thanks Miss Annie..another winner!!

MizzNezz February 13, 2003

I followed the directions pretty closely...I added the peanuts at about 225* and cooked it until the hard crack stage (300*F) took about 20 minutes. Also, I prewarmed the cookie sheet to make it easier to spread (put it in the oven at 170* for about 5-10 minutes). It came out perfect! Nice and crunchy! I will definately keep this recipe for years to come!

schnitzy December 24, 2009

This is the best brittle ever. I use all kinds of nuts in the recipe, not just peanuts. Pecans seem to be the biggest hit.

Lousy Cook March 03, 2010

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