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5 from 11 votes
Vintage Christmas Candy
Peanut Brittle by Leanne L.
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 people
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cup nuts (mixed nuts work great!)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  1. Prepare a jelly roll pan by lightly greasing OR line the pan with foil and lightly grease the foil.
  2. In a heavy pan, bring the sugar, syrup, and water to the hard ball stage. Remove from heat and stir in the nuts. Return to the heat and continue to cook until tan. Remove from heat. Add the baking soda and stir. Pour into the prepared pan. Cool completely. Break into pieces.
  3. NOTE: Mom always used salted mixed nuts – she actually did not like peanuts! So, to peanut or not to peanut, that is the question!