Grandma’s Peanut Brittle

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Now, when your Grandma tells you how to make something, you should listen & follow her instructions. After all, she knows! Right?? Well, I goofed on my Grandma’s Peanut Brittle a wee bit, I added the peanuts to the syrup mixture, which was a bad idea, because it caused the syrup to cool & thicken nearly immediately on me. BUT, if you follow Grandma’s instructions, you’ll have a perfect, thin, breakable peanut brittle. Trust me. It’s Grandma’s Recipe! :)

These are perfect for packing in a tin to give to your neighbor, bring to the gatherings, or share with your hairdresser. Make a batch, it doesn’t take long (if you buy shelled peanuts, that is).


Grandma's Peanut Brittle
  • 2 cups shelled peanuts
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Grease. Arrange peanuts in a single layer on parchment paper.
  2. In a heavy bottom pan, heat sugar gradually over medium/medium-high heat. Stir constantly until a golden syrup.
  3. Remove from heat. Stir in salt, baking soda & vanilla. Stir to combine.
  4. Pour syrup over peanuts.
  5. Break into small pieces when cooled.



4 Responses to Grandma’s Peanut Brittle

  1. Kevin December 30, 2008 at 10:22 pm #

    Your peanut brittle looks like it turned out perfectly!

  2. Becky November 14, 2011 at 2:32 pm #

    So the sugar will turn into a syrup without any water or anything added to it? How does it work?

  3. Jeanine December 3, 2011 at 7:34 am #

    Yes, Becky, that’s right! When the sugar melts, it turns into a liquid, and then it will start to turn caramel colour. You have to be quick though, you don’t want it to get too dark, so you have to keep a close eye on it and work quickly.


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