Mom’s Best Peanut Brittle Recipe


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup Karo Syrup (light)
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups raw peanuts
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • extra butter for greasing cookie sheet


  1. Grease a cookie sheet with butter and set it aside.
  2. Combine butter, baking soda and vanilla in a bowl and set aside
  3. Combine sugar, Karo and water in a large sauce pan over medium heat. Cook until mixture spins a thread when drizzled from your spoon. Sounds crazy but you’ll know what I am talking about when it happens.
  4. Add peanuts and stir while cooking until mixture turns light brown (approx same color as a paper bag)
  5. Add the bowl of butter, baking soda and vanilla that you prepared and set aside earlier.
  6. Mix until butter is melted and mixture is foam-y from the baking soda, Pour out onto your prepared cookie sheet and use to forks to spread it out as thinly as you can (approx ¼”)
  7. Let cool completely and use a butter knife to break it into pieces. (see picture below)

Base Recipe adapted from this SITE

Mom’s Best Peanut Brittle Recipe
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