Pennsylvania Dutch Peanut Brittle


  • 1 cup molasses
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 cup shelled peanuts
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda, dissolved in a little cold water


  1. Remove all skins from the peanuts.
  2. Cook molasses, sugar, butter and vinegar until a little of the syrup is brittle when dropped in cold water.
  3. Remove from heat, and stir in peanuts and baking soda.