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Easy Recipe: How to Make Peanut Brittle

Brittle candies have been around for years and enjoyed by cultures all over the world. Here in the US, the most common variety is peanut brittle, but it's also commonly made with pecans and almonds in place of the peanuts.   

In the Middle East, pistachios are the nut of choice, and in parts of Asia, sesame seeds are used. 

Today, Chef Cody is cooking up a classic peanut brittle recipe that you're going to love. So grab the ingredients, hit play on the video, and we'll see you in the kitchen! 

Peanut Brittle Recipe 


Unsalted butter -- enough to grease baking pan

2 cups sugar

1/2 cup water

pinch of salt

1 1/2 cups salted peanuts (Approx 7 oz)

Vegetable oil to dip spatula in for spreading


Butter a rimmed baking sheet and set aside.

Stir together sugar, water, and salt in medium saucepan. 

Cook over high heat (without stirring) for about 3 minutes, until sugar begins to melt and turn golden in color. 

Continue to cook for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sugar has completely melted and mixture turns golden Amber. 

Remove pan from heat and stir in peanuts. 

Immediately pour onto buttered baking sheet. 

Using an oiled metal spatula, quickly spread mixture to 1/2 inch thickness. 

Let cool completely (about 15 minutes). 

Break into pieces, and enjoy! 

Store in airtight container for up to 2 weeks. 


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