Peanut Brittle

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Peanut Brittle

A classic homely treat with the perfect balance of salty-sweet!

Preparation Time 10 minutes

Cooking Time 35 minutes

Total Time 45 minutes


  • Sugar x 2 Cups

  • Water x 1 Cup

  • Salted Peanuts x 1.5 Cups

  • Unsalted Butter, Softened x 1 tbsp


    • Prepare a baking sheet with butter and place in a baking tray, set aside.

    • Combine sugar and water in a pan. Cook at a high heat without stirring. After around 3 minutes, when the sugar begins to turn golden, tilt the pan slowly so the sugar melts evenly. Do not stir as this can cause sugar to crystallise.

    • Take pan off the heat and add in the salted peanuts. Quickly spread mixture on to the baking sheet lined tray from earlier. You want the mixture to be around 1/2 inch thick.

    • Leave to cool completely, which should take around 30 minutes, then break into pieces.

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