Christmas Dessert Recipes

Easy, Homemade Peanut Brittle Candy Recipe

As you gather recipes to make for your Christmas cookie platter, you will want to add some yummy, homemade candy! This easy peanut brittle is the perfect addition as it is quick and simple to make, but tastes amazing! Your friends and family will gobble down this peanut brittle recipe.

As you gather recipes to make for your Christmas cookie platter, you will want to add some yummy, homemade candy! This easy peanut brittle is the perfect addition as it is quick and simple to make, but tastes amazing! Your friends and family will gobble down this peanut brittle recipe.

Easy Peanut Brittle

One of the treats that I think of with Christmas is peanut brittle candy! Perhaps it was because my parents were teachers so they brough home lots of yummy treats that I got to endulge in. But eating yummy, best peanut brittle is a must during December for me. Did you know it is really easy to make homemade peanut brittle? It is! Let me show you how to whip up a peanut brittle recipe from scratch!

All you need to whip up a bath of this holiday candy recipe are a few simple ingredients and about 20 minutes: granulated sugar salted dry roasted peanuts light corn syrup baking soda water

Peanut Brittle Recipe

All you need to whip up a bath of this holiday candy recipe are a few simple ingredients and about 20 minutes:

  • granulated sugar
  • salted dry roasted peanuts
  • light corn syrup
  • baking soda
  • water

melt sugar over medium heat

Homemade Peanut Brittle

In a large, heavy saucepan stir together sugar, corn syrup, and water.  Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until it starts to boil.

Now cook without stirring until it reaches 280 F (about 10 minutes).

Now cook without stirring until it reaches 280 F (about 10 minutes).

Now stir in peanuts & continue cooking while  stirring constantly until it reaches 300 F degrees.

Now stir in peanuts & continue cooking while  stirring constantly until it reaches 300 F degrees. If you don’t stir, the peanut will burn as they sink to the bottom.

pour candy on baking sheet until it hardens

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Remove from heat and add baking soda; mix well. Pour candy mixture onto 2 large cookie sheets lined with parchment paper – no spreading necessary.

When the candy cools, break it apart into small pieces and store in airtight container.

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When the candy cools, break it apart into small pieces and store in airtight container.

Whip up some yummy, homemade candy with this easy peanut brittle recipe! This is perfect for cookie swaps and Christmas cookie trays. 

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How beautiful is this candy. It tastes even better than it looks.

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Serve the yummy peanut butter brittle from scratch on a plate or store in an airtight container.

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They are so good! Its hard like candy, but also creamy of sort. Really a delightful, peanuty combination!

Homemade Peanut Brittle

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One of the treats that I think of with Christmas is peanut brittle candy! Perhaps it was because my parents were teachers so they brough home lots of yummy treats that I got to endulge in. But eating yummy, best peanut brittle is a must during December for me. Did you know it is really easy to make homemade peanut brittle? It is! Let me show you how to whip up a peanut brittle recipe from scratch!

Peanut Brittle Candy

Whip up some yummy, homemade candy with this easy peanut brittle recipe! This is perfect for cookie swaps and Christmas cookie trays.

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Learn how to make your own homemade caramel popcorn that tastes even better than storebought, with this easy oven baked recipe. This pineapple cheese ball is the perfect cheese ball recipe! It is slightly sweet with an amazing flavor that will be a favorite with kids and grown ups alike. This is my favorite appetizer recipes. Yummy! These apple hand pies are perfect for fall! Serve this apple hand pie recipe as dessert in September or as a fun appetizer where you dip in our homemade carmel sauce. Either way this hand pie dough recipe filled with our yummy apple pie filling is sure to be a hit! You can use our hand pie dough recipe with our fruits too! Are you looking for a quick and easy fruit dip to serve at your next party or game night? This peanut butter dip is not only simple to make, but is super yummy and versatile too. Use our peanut butter fruit dip with apples, vanilla wafers, pretzels, and other dippers for quick appetizer recipes! With just 3 ingredients you will love this cream cheese fruit dip that has become a family favorite staple throughout the whole year!

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One of my kids favorite winter treats is my homemade white hot chocolate. This quick and easy-to-make beverage is such a creamy hot chocolate with a touch of cinnamon. It is perfect for cold, winter days to make homemade hot chocolate with chocolate chips. This festive BEST Wassail Recipe is our families favorite! It isn’t Christmas until we’ve made a couple batches of this warm, fruity drink that smells like Christmas while it is brewing. And this traditional wassail recipe tastes even better going down! This is a holiday drink for the whole family! Ready for a creamy, satisfying of hot chocolate but you don't have any mixes on hand? No worries! Our homemade hot cocoa recipe is quick  to make! After you see how simple it is to make easy homemade hot chocolate you won't go back to a pre-packaged mix with all the fillers and preservatives. Just realy ingredients in this hot chocolate from scratch! Nothing says Christmas like a glass of best homemade eggnog! This holiday treat is super simple to make with our easy eggnog recipe. And if you think you don't like eggnog, you've never tried home made egg nog before! This eggnog recipe without alcohol is perfect for the whole family to enjoy! So try this DIY, non-alcoholic treat this December!

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Easy, Homemade Peanut Brittle Recipe

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: christmas, dessert, holiday
Keyword: best peanut brittle, candy recipes, easy peanut brittle, homemade peanut brittle, peanut brittle recipe
Servings: 2 dozen pieces
Author: Beth Gorden

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 cups salted dry roasted peanuts
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda

Instructions

  • In a large, heavy saucepan stir together sugar, corn syrup, and water. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until it starts to boil. Now cook without stirring until it reaches 280 F (about 10 minutes). Now stir in peanuts & continue cooking while stirring constantly until it reaches 300 F degrees. If you don't stir, the peanut will burn as they sink to the bottom. Remove from heat and add baking soda; mix well. Pour candy mixture onto 2 large cookie sheets lined with parchment paper – no spreading necessary. When the candy cools, break it apart into small pieces and store in airtight container.

About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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