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Chunky Peanut Brittle

As a farm girl, I often made Christmas goodies with my mother for our family of eight candy-loving kids. Now, my own children and grandkids say the season wouldn't by the same without a tray filled with this chocolaty peanut brittle.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 20 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    2-1/2 pounds


  • 1-1/2 teaspoons plus 1-1/2 cups butter, divided
  • 2 cups peanut butter chips, divided
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1-1/2 cups salted peanuts, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  • Butter the bottom and sides of a 15x10x1-in. pan with 1-1/2 teaspoons of butter. Sprinkle with 1 cup peanut butter chips; set aside.
  • In a heavy saucepan, bring sugar, corn syrup, water and remaining butter to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook and stir until butter is melted. Cook, without stirring, until a candy thermometer reads 300° (hard-cracked stage).
  • Remove from the heat; stir in peanuts. Quickly pour onto prepared pan; sprinkle with chocolate chips and remaining peanut butter chips. With a knife, gently swirl softened chips over top of brittle. Cool before breaking into pieces. Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
1 ounce-weight: 183 calories, 13g fat (6g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 117mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • erinshea1982
    Dec 30, 2020

    Great brittle! The peanut butter chips on top were amazing awesome different touch! Loved putting this in our goody baskets this year!

  • tekla92
    Dec 11, 2019

    I am confused when you say peanut butter chips. Can you buy them or do you make them yourself.

  • TheDix
    Dec 4, 2017

    I've been making this for a number of Christmases. My son makes it to share with friends and colleagues as well. It is delicious, always a well received gift. It just would not be Christmas around here without this great peanut brittle, the best!

  • 2124arizona
    Jul 9, 2017

    This brittle is easy to make and the melted chip on top make it extra special!

  • Bev
    Nov 21, 2016

    I have been making this since it first appeared in the Taste of Home magazine several years ago. My mom loved this stuff! She passed away in early Sept., so there may be a few tears shed this year when I make it.

  • Lynnell
    Dec 15, 2012

    I've been making this brittle for years. It's a Christmas family tradition to make. Absolutely love it.

  • ldeniseh
    Nov 11, 2012

    This is absolutely amazing. Tastes delicious and the texture is divine. Have made several times and will make again soon!! Have had many compliments!

  • cookbookmom
    Nov 6, 2012

    This candy is seriously the best brittle I have ever made or tasted. It's definitely not figure friendly, but hey, what candy is! It isn't difficult to chew at all with all the chips in it.

  • linsvin
    Dec 12, 2010

    This is the third year I have made these. Foolproof, easy, and plenty of complements.

  • bstrate
    Dec 22, 2009

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