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Peanut Brittle
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4.6 from 5 votes

Vernel’s Homemade Peanut Brittle

You don’t need a candy thermometer to make this peanut brittle. The special “pulling” technique creates sweet, crunchy strands of sugar and nuts that you will love.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Homemade Peanut Brittle
Servings: 6
Calories: 578kcal
Author: Lynda


  • cup light corn syrup
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 2 cups raw peanuts
  • 1 Tbsp. baking soda


  • Mix together corn syrup, sugar and raw peanuts in a large saucepan.
  • Cook over medium-high heat until mixture turns honey colored.
  • Remove from heat. Add baking soda and stir well.
  • Pour mixture onto prepared pan. As soon as brittle has set, use utensils to pull and stretch brittle into pieces. Caution: Brittle will be very hot.



***Do NOT make on rainy or high humidity days.


Calories: 578kcal | Carbohydrates: 86g | Protein: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 708mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 78g