Mom's Peanut Brittle

Cooking Recipes Catalogue

Here's the recipe my Mom has make for fifty years or so least longer than my oldest sibling can remember!

INGREDIENTS (for 3 servings):


  • Generously butter a 12x18 inch cookie sheet. Set aside.
  • Mix sugar, water, and corn syrup in a heavy skillet. Stir well until it comes to a boil. Cover and boil 3 minutes. Continue to boil to hard ball stage (when a little bit dropped into a cupful of cold water forms a hard ball - hence the name!) 250 degrees F (120 degrees C).
  • Stir in butter and peanuts. Continue cooking until mixture turns a light brown color. Remove from heat.
  • Mix together salt, vanilla, baking soda and water. Combine this with syrup and nuts mixture. Mix well, and fast.
  • Pour onto prepared cookie sheet. Use back of buttered spoon to spread thinly and evenly. Allow to cool, then break into pieces. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.