Dixie Peanut Brittle - Stove Top Method


  • 2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 cup raw shelled peanuts, skins on
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon baking soda


Heat sugar, syrup, water and salt to a rolling boil in a heavy saucepan. Add peanuts. Reduce heat to medium and stir constantly. Cook to hard crack stage (293 degrees F). Add butter, then baking soda. Beat rapidly and pour on a buttered surface spreading to 1/4 inch thickness. When cool break into pieces. Store in airtight container. Yields about 2 pounds.

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