Peanut Butter Peanut Brittle

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins

I was leery of using so much peanut butter and only put in 1 1/2 cups. It worked fine. Next time I will try the 2 1/2 cups of peanut butter. If you want to use dry roasted peanuts, add them when you add the peanut butter.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix sugar, water and syrup in a heavy pot.
  2. Bring to a boil and heat to 240°F on a candy thermometer.
  3. Add peanuts.
  4. Heat to 300°F.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter and vanilla.
  6. Stir in baking soda.
  7. Spread quickly onto a lightly buttered pan.
  8. Cool and break into pieces.
Most Helpful

5 5

I loved this recipe. I used the full amount of peanut butter (my choice is Skippy creamy) and the candy is WONDERFUL! My daughter and sister think I should drizzle melted chocolate on it next time I make it. I'm going to try to make it without the peanuts and see how that goes.

Also, I made it completely in the microwave. Super easy when you have a microwave candy thermometer (Thanks, Mom!).

5 5

I have been making this recipe for years and everyone loves this. It is not extremely brittle because of the peanut butter in it. Reminds me of a butterfinger consistency. I love this stuff! My advice is to not use a wooden spoon to stir it together. I have broken them. Also, have your pans buttered and ready and have another person there to help you because it sets up very quickly!

3 5

Followed directions to the mark and ended up with crumbly peanut brittle.