- 2 cups raw peanuts
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup light corn syrup
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
Prepare the Pan:
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease it. Set aside for later.
Roast the Peanuts:
In a dry skillet over medium heat, roast the raw peanuts until they become golden brown and fragrant.
Stir frequently to ensure even roasting.
Combine Sugar, Corn Syrup, and Butter:
In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup, and butter over medium heat.
Stir until the sugar dissolves and the mixture begins to boil.
Cook to Hard Crack Stage:
Use a candy thermometer and cook the sugar mixture until it reaches the hard crack stage (about 300°F or 150°C).
Stir occasionally to prevent burning.
Carefully stir in the roasted peanuts into the sugar mixture, ensuring they are evenly coated.
Add Vanilla Extract and Salt:
Remove the saucepan from heat and stir in the vanilla extract and salt.
Mix well to combine.
Add Baking Soda:
Quickly add the baking soda to the mixture, stirring briskly.
The mixture will foam up, so be cautious.
Spread on Prepared Pan:
Pour the hot peanut brittle mixture onto the prepared baking sheet.
Use a spatula to spread it out into an even layer.
Cool and Break Into Pieces:
Allow the peanut brittle to cool completely at room temperature.
Once cooled, break it into bite-sized pieces.
Store the peanut brittle in an airtight container at room temperature.
Enjoy as a delicious treat or share with friends and family!