Homemade Peanut Brittle Recipe

This homemade peanut brittle recipe is full of rich, caramel flavor and salty, crunchy peanuts. Plus, it’s super easy to make it dairy free!


  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups salted, roasted peanuts
  • 2 tablespoons vegan butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. In a small bowl, mix together the baking soda and salt – set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, combine sugar, water and corn syrup and heat until the sugar is melted.
  3. Bring to a boil and continue boiling – stirring constantly until the mixture has reached 265°F (hard ball stage).
  4. Add peanuts and continue boiling – stirring frequently until the temperature reaches 305°F (hard crack stage).
  5. Immediately remove from heat.
  6. Stir in butter, vanilla extract and baking soda mixture.
  7. Continue stirring until combined.
  8. Pour evenly onto parchment lined baking sheets and allow to cool for at least 1 hour or until completely set.
  9. Crack brittle into desired size.

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