Easy Homemade Sea Salt Peanut Brittle

This crunchy, buttery, slightly salty brittle is sure to wow all your holiday guests!

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Fun fact: I got a candy thermometer last year for Christmas and this peanut brittle is the first thing I used it for. I have to admit, that I waited this long because I feel like make candy is soooo intimidating. But I’m here to tell you that it definitely is not! It was super easy actually and everyone I shared this will love it!

Remember that grocery delivery service I mention we had started? Yeah, well in last week’s box we go some peanuts!! And I knew this was the perfect time to try to make homemade peanut brittle, because I mean what else would be as exciting? I made mine a little thicker than you might find in a tin of peanut brittle you buy from the store, but you could definitely make it thinner if you wanted.

This would be perfect on a cookie platter for the holidays, my friends have already requested that I bring a batch to our christmas party! Enjoy. 🙂

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Easy Homemade Sea Salt Peanut Brittle

This crunchy, buttery, slightly salty brittle is sure to wow all your holiday guests!

Ingredients:

2 cups sugar
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
1/3cup light corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups roasted salted peanuts (or any nuts)
Sea salt

Directions:

  1. In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, water, butter and corn syrup and bring to a boil.
  2. Cook over moderately high heat, stirring constantly, until the caramel is light brown and registers 300° on a candy thermometer, about 10 minutes.
  3. Remove from the heat and carefully stir in the baking soda. The mixture will bubble. Stir in the nuts, then immediately scrape the brittle onto a large rimmed, nonstick baking sheet. Using the back of a large spoon (oil it lightly if it sticks), spread the brittle into a thin, even layer. Sprinkle with salt. Let cool completely, about 30 minutes. Break the brittle into large shards.