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Close up of pieces of peanut brittle in a red gift can.
5 from 3 votes

Peanut Brittle

Peanut Brittle is an old fashioned candy and luckily is easy to turn vegan.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 16 Servings
Calories 277kcal
Author Ginny McMeans


  • 2 cups Organic granulated sugar
  • 1 cup Light corn syrup
  • 1 cup Water
  • 2 tablespoons Dairy free butter
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Soda
  • 2 cups Roasted salted peanuts


  • Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment papers or a silicone mat.
  • In a large heavy saucepan, stir together sugar, corn syrup, and water.
  • Measure peanuts, butter, vanilla, and baking soda and have it ready to add.
  • Add a candy thermometer to the side of the saucepan. Cook over medium heat until temperature reaches 240° F on the thermometer.
  • Add peanuts and stir constantly until the temperature reaches 280° F.
  • Add butter and continue to stir until the temperature reaches 300° F.
  • Remove from heat and add vanilla and baking soda, stirring constantly
  • Pour immediately onto prepared baking sheet and spread as evenly as possible 
  • Cool completely. Break into pieces. Store in an airtight-container.



Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 277kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 242mg | Potassium: 142mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 41g | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg