Homemade Peanut Brittle Recipe

This easy peanut brittle recipe is one of my top 2 favorite Christmas candies! I love the peanutty, salty-sweet flavor and especially the crunchy texture! You will want to make it every year! Find this and 25 of the best easy Christmas candies here!

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3/4 cup corn syrup
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup hot water
2 cups raw peanuts
1 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. salt


  1. Grease 2 jelly roll pans.
  2. In a saucepan, add corn syrup, sugar, and water.
  3. Bring to a boil and cook to a hard ball stage, 260 degrees.
  4. Add peanuts and cook to hard crack at 290 degrees.
  5. Add baking soda and salt. Stir well.
  6. Pour into pans and spread thin.
  7. Cool quickly.

I usually make this for Christmas and I don’t have room left in my refrigerator so I just set it outside in the snow for a few minutes until it has cooled. Makes 3-4 dozen pieces.