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Chunky Peanut Brittle Recipe

Chunky Peanut Brittle Recipe

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 YIELD:40 servings


  • 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


  • 1. Butter the bottom and sides of a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. pan with 1-1/2 teaspoons of butter. Sprinkle with 1 cup peanut butter chips; set aside.
  • 2. 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).
  • 3. 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. Yield: 2-1/2 pounds.
Editor's Note: We recommend that you test your candy thermometer before each use by bringing water to a boil; the thermometer should read 212°. Adjust your recipe temperature up or down based on your test.

Nutritional 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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2124arizona User ID: 845443 269193
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2017

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

Bev User ID: 6470218 257085
Reviewed 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 User ID: 2608010 56066
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2012

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

ldeniseh User ID: 6275678 90296
Reviewed 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 User ID: 807408 143208
Reviewed 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 User ID: 1584655 103199
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2010

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

hcopeland User ID: 3848457 130541
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2009

"I am not a big fan of normal peanut brittle, so I decided to try it out. It is MUCH easier to make than the other and very yummy!! This recipe was a hit at our party."

htyson User ID: 4249132 129107
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2009

"This recipe is FAR better than traditional peanut brittle. I've had MANY people request the recipe and I take it to all of the holiday gatherings each year!"

[email protected] User ID: 1164962 66012
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2008

"This really is the best. I constantly get requests for the recipe!"

susany User ID: 1736257 103196
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2008

"This is so much better than store bought. Everyone in my family loved it and shared it with their friends which proves this is a fabulous brittle."

cookbookmom User ID: 807408 90553
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2008

"This recipe is requested by far more than any other candy I've ever made. It's that good."

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