Jumat, 29 Juni 2018

Grandma's Peanut Brittle

My Grandma Wanda was the queen of Christmas candy. Some of my favorite childhood memories are of her kitchen counter filled with all kinds of homemade Christmas candies packed in a a variety of Christmas tins.

From toffee to divinity, she even had an amazing hard cinnamon candy and I haven’t seen a recipe similar to it anywhere else. My aunt was kind enough to send me pictures of some of her handwritten recipes so I can share them with my kids and with my friends here on the blog. Grandma Wanda’s peanut brittle is very easy to make and perfect for homemade Christmas gifting.


  • 1 teaspoon of kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon of table salt
  • 1 tsp of pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 3 cups of granulated sugar
  • 1 cup of light corn syrup
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 stick of unsalted butter 8 tablespoons, cubed
  • 3 cups of dry roasted peanuts one pound


  1. Prepare an 18x13 baking sheet by greasing with butter and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, mix baking soda, salt and vanilla extract and set aside.
  3. In a large heavy bottomed pot, combine sugar, corn syrup and water.
  4. With a heat proof spoon or spatula, stir mixture constantly over very high heat until it reaches 240 degrees on candy thermometer.
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