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Salted Peanuts Peanut Brittle



  • 1/2 pound salted peanuts
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups light corn syrup
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine


  1. Put peanuts through a food chopper using medium blade. Set peanuts aside.
  2. Combine baking soda, vanilla extract and the 2 teaspoons water in a bowl and set aside for later use.
  3. Combine sugar, syrup, salt and the 1/4 cup water in a medium heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil over moderate heat and cook, stirring occasionally until 270 degrees F (hard ball).
  4. Add butter and continue to cook until 300 degrees F (hard crack), stirring constantly.
  5. Remove from heat.
  6. Add baking soda and vanilla extract mixture.
  7. Quickly stir into nuts. Stir for about 30 seconds.
  8. Scrape out on a well greased enamel table top or a very large metal tray. Spread to 1/2 inch thickness with a greased spatula.
  9. As soon as edges cool slightly, carefully pull out as thin as possible, 1/8 inch thick or less.
  10. When cool, break into pieces.

Makes about 2 pounds.

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