- 1 Cup Peanuts, Roasted
- 1 Cup White Sugar
- 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla, Optional
How to Make the Easy Peanut Brittle Recipe Without Candy Thermometer
Spray on some cooking spray on a clean cutting board or a tray to set your peanut brittle on. If you forget the spray, you will be in a BIG mess trying to separate the peanut brittle because it simply will not come off. I know because I made and learned from this mistake. So please don’t forget to do this before moving on to the next step.
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- Heat the sugar on a clean saucepan until it melts and turns into a golden brown caramel. Continuously stir it to prevent the sugar from sticking to bottom of the pan. Make sure you have the heat on low and this process will only take about 3-5 minutes. Once the sugar turns into thick lumps [you will see on photos], it will turn into caramel very quickly within a few seconds. So you have to have the roasted peanuts ready to be added into the caramel mixture as soon as it's ready.
- Once the sugar has turned into caramel and starts to boil, immediately add in the roasted peanuts and stir well so all the peanuts will get coated properly in the caramel. At this point you can add in a quarter tea spoon of Vanilla essence if you like. Turn off heat after few seconds.
- Last but not least, carefully pour out the peanut brittle mixture on top of the cooking board or tray and evenly spread it out. Let it cool for about 1-2 hours and your own home made peanut brittle will be all ready to break apart and munch on! Be very careful when handling the hot peanut brittle mixture.
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Will you try out this easy peanut brittle recipe without candy thermometer?
Paula on April 18, 2015:
I didn't have any corn syrup with which to make my no-fail microwave recipe for pb brittle so I came across this one. I liked the simple directions and the pictures. I have to say it was well on nine minutes and having to turn the heat up a bit before there was any change in my sugar. Things moved along nicely from there and I have some cooling brittle right now. I did add an eighth of a teaspoon of salt because I only had unsalted peanuts. It doesn't appear as though I have as much candy as compared with the picture, I hope it makes enough for me to give as a small gift to a friend. If I was making for the holidays or a party I would double the recipe. The kitchen smells delicious! Thanks for the no corn syrup method!
mariewj on July 20, 2013:
This looks really delicious and it is something I could make with your easy walkthrough pics.
Ceres Schwarz on July 13, 2013:
Good hub on how to make peanut brittle without corn syrup. The step-by-step instructions along with the pictures really help readers understand how to make peanut brittle.