Peanut brittle

Peanut brittle



  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup light corn syrup
  • 1 ½ cup raw peanuts
  • 1 teaspoon unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate soda


Butter a baking sheet with 1 teaspoon butter and set aside.

In a heat-proof glass bowl, combine sugar and corn syrup and microwave on high for 4 minutes.

Stir in peanuts and microwave for another 4 minutes.

Add butter, vanilla, and stir. Microwave the mixture on high for another 2 minutes.

Remove and add bicarbonate soda, stir until thoroughly combined.

Pour mixture into prepared baking sheet and allow it to cool completely.

Break up and serve or store in an air-tight container for up to 2 weeks.



  • Corn syrup is available in most big supermarkets – look in the baking, health food and/or toppings sections. If you can’t find it, you could substitute glucose syrup in this recipe.
  • Don’t be tempted to use dry-roasted peanuts in this recipe – the brittle is far better with raw peanuts.
  • Have fun break up the Peanut Brittle using a little meat mallet or hammer.
  • This is one of my favorites! It’s a nice easy treat and easy to wrap up in cellophane bags and pretty ribbons to give as delicious gifts.

This recipe was created by Kristine Duran-Thiessen for Kidspot, New Zealand’s best recipe finder

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