Peanut Brittle
Peanut Brittle
Peanut Brittle is a super easy candy you can make at home fairly quickly. You just need a couple ingredients.


  • 4 cups sugar or brown sugar
  • 4 cups peanuts
  • pinch of salt (optional)


  • You can roast the peanuts yourself by tossing them in a pan over medium heat for about 10 minutes first.   It helps bring out all the oils and additional flavor.
  • Instead of butter on your cookie sheet you could use parchment paper.



  • You can kick this up a notch by melting some dark chocolate and pouring it over the top while it hardens.  So you have a layer of the peanut brittle topped with a layer of chocolate. Let it sit until hard.
  • Sprinkle with course sea salt on top of the chocolate before it hardens.

Sea Salted Chocolate Peanut Brittle Recipe

Now let's look at the Honey version.  If you'd like you can substitute honey for light molasses.


  • 1 cup roasted and salted peanuts
  • 1 cup honey or light molasses
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds (optional)

Honey Peanut Brittle


If you're not a peanut fan OR you want to try something different.  Swap out the peanuts with cashews.

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