Peanut Brittle

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We love a sweet treat in this house, and I don’t always want to make a trip to the shops for goodies. Peanut brittle is a super simple, and cheap to make, snack that takes just a few minutes to prepare.

Peanut brittle

Peanut brittle

Course Dessert
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings 16 servings


  • 80 g golden caster sugar
  • 80 g salted peanuts


  1. Pour the sugar into a heavy bottom saucepan, place on a medium heat and be BRAVE! Cook the sugar for a few minutes and it will begin to clump before turning silvery.
  2. Swill the sugar around in the pan as it begins to melt, to ensure that all of the clumps are melted. No need to stir or use any utensils at all. The sugar will just stick to them and create a mess if you do.
  3. Once the sugar has melted and gone past the silver stage it will look like it is burning. But that is just right. Once the sugar is a dark brown colour, like mahogany wood then add the peanuts. Mix together and the 'cooking' is done! 

  4. Leave to set in a 23cm baking tray lined with baking tray liners. 

    I placed this in the fridge for 1-2 hours. 

This peanut brittle recipe is literally the easiest recipe I will ever use or share online in my life! It is delicious, uses just two ingredients and best of all it is, tidied up from and ready to eat in just an hour – perfect for any tasty treat! This peanut brittle recipe works out well under £1.

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Fancy making something other than peanut brittle?

Chocolate chip muffins

Millionaire’s shortbread

Lemon & poppyseed muffins

Midnight cookies or Christmas cookies

Nutribullet iced coffee

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Super simple peanut brittle recipe. Cheap, frugal, budget recipe. A tasty snack that is so simple to make

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