soft peanut brittle

This Easy Soft Peanut Brittle Recipe is the perfect holiday treat. It takes minutes to make, and it's SO addicting! It's the perfect homemade candy to make; it's easy, tastes fantastic, and is SO good!

– 2 cups cane sugar or granulated white sugar – 1 cup light corn syrup – ½ cup water – ¼ cup butter or margarine – 2½ cups salted peanuts – 1 teaspoon vanilla extract – 2 teaspoon baking soda


Combine sugar, corn syrup, and water in a large pot.  Add a candy thermometer. Bring the syrup mixture to a boil, stirring often until sugar is dissolved. Boil until it reaches 235 degrees F.


Add the butter and peanuts to the pan. Continue to cook, constantly stirring, until a candy thermometer reaches 300 degrees F.

When the candy thermometer reaches 300 degrees, remove the pot from heat. Quickly add in the vanilla extract and baking soda and stir to combine. The baking soda will cause it to start to foam. Pour candy mixture, while still foaming, onto the baking sheet.

Let the peanut brittle cool, then break into bite-size portions.