Quick and Delicious Peanut Brittle

Making peanut brittle can be a family tradition.  It’s the perfect treat for any time of year.  But this Quick and Delicious Peanut Brittle proves candy making doesn’t have to be hard.

plate of peanut brittle

Peanut Brittle

Peanut Brittle has been around for as long as anyone can remember but its exact origin is not known.  Brittle is essentially hard candy embedded with peanuts, almonds, pecans or any nuts of your choice.  This delicious treat is sometimes called Christmas candy because it makes a wonderful gift for the holidays.

How long does peanut brittle last

Another benefit to brittle is how long it lasts.  If stored correctly, peanut brittle can last up to two months.  You will want to store it in a completely dry, air-tight container.  Any plastic container or glass jar with a lid will work great.  You can even store it in a Ziplock back as long as it closes.   

Making Quick and Delicious Peanut Brittle

This Quick and Delicious Peanut Brittle takes less than 30 minutes to make with only six ingredients.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Granulated Sugar
  • White Corn Syrup
  • Vanilla
  • Nuts of your choice
  • Butter or Margarine
  • Baking Soda

First, mix together the sugar and corn syrup.  Microwave on high for 4 minutes.  When done, mix in the nuts vanilla and butter and put back in the microwave for another 4 minutes on high.  When finished, stir in the baking soda and pour on a greased baking sheet until it hardens.

Notes

  • The name of the game is quickness for this recipe.  You need to move fast with all of the steps so the brittle doesn’t harden before you spread it out on the baking sheet.
  • If you want to make a healthier version, you can substitute the sugar for 1 cup of coconut sugar and the corn syrup for 1/2 cup of maple syrup.
  • Thanks to perrylou for sharing this candy recipe.

Similar Candy Recipes

Almond Brittle

Russell Stover Pecan Brittle

Rocky Road Candy

What is your favorite candy to make?  Let us know in the comments below.  When you make this easy recipe, share your creations by tagging us on Instagram.  And don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter so you never miss a copycat recipe.
peanut brittle that is quick and easy to make

Quick and Delicious Peanut Brittle

Making peanut brittle can be a holiday tradition.  This Quick and Delicious Peanut Brittle proves candy making doesn't have to be hard.
5 from 2 votes
Print Pin Rate Add to Collection
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Peanut Brittle
Servings: 10
Calories: 307kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup white corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups nuts of your choice
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

Instructions

  • Combine 1 cup sugar and 1/2 cup corn syrup until all of the sugar is wet.  Microwave 4 minutes on high.
  • When this is finished toss in the vanilla, nuts, and butter or margarine, and microwave for an addition 4 minutes on high.
  • When finished quickly stir in 1 teaspoon baking soda and pour on greased cookie sheet.  Being quick is imperative.

Recipe Tips for the Cook

  • The name of the game is quickness for this recipe.  You need to move fast with all of the steps so the brittle doesn't harden before you spread it out on the baking sheet.
  • If you want to make a healthier version, you can substitute the sugar for 1 cup of coconut sugar and the corn syrup for 1/2 cup of maple syrup.
  • Thanks to perrylou for sharing this candy recipe.

Nutrition

Calories: 307kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 133mg | Potassium: 171mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1.1mg
Tried this recipe?Mention @CopyKatRecipes or tag #CopyKatRecipes!

About Stephanie

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

Never miss a recipe

Join the CopyKat eNewletter

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Reader Interactions

Comments

  1. woofworld

    This is so quick, easy, and delicious!!!!! Love it! Wish I had made it earlier, would be perfect for Christmas candy boxes!!!

  2. Chere

    This was so easy . . . I couldn’t believe it. I used cashews this time but plan to try pecans the next time. Thanks for the recipe.

  3. Dottie

    I made this and it came out great..insted of using peanuts I used Peacan and almonds and it came out awesome..I shared it with friends and they loved it..Thank you for sharing the recipe with us..It was so easy and fast to make..

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating




shares