Peanut Brittle

This recipe is also one of Lady Bird Johnson’s. When I was making the Divinity, I noticed this recipe on the page beside it and thought it would be fun to try it. It turned out really well. Next time I would add different nut to make it even more interesting: pistachio and pecans would be good with the “brittle” part of the candy. Serves: 8 Prep time: 20 minutes to mix together, one hour for candy to harden


  • 1 ½ cups peanuts, unsalted
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon soda
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup of water
  • 2 tablespoons white corn syrup
  • 1 heaping tablespoon butter


  1. Mix together peanuts, salt and soda.
  2. In a large saucepan, add 1 cup brown sugar, 1 cup granulated sugar, 2/3 cup of water and 2 tablespoons white corn syrup.
  3. Cook without stirring until mixture reaches 290 degrees on a candy thermometer, or hard ball stage.
  4. Remove from heat, add peanuts and butter, stirring just enough to combine.
  5. Pour into baking sheet lined with parchment paper and sprayed with baking spray.
    Five DIY Christmas Candy Recipes- spreading the Peanut Brittle
  6. Allow to harden (if your brittle doesn’t harden within an hour, stick it in the refrigerator for an hour). Break into pieces and serve.
    Five DIY Christmas Candy Recipes- Peanut Brittle

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