Peanut Brittle is the Christmas Treat that Delights Even the Biggest Grinch

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Among the holiday gifts you might give or receive will be homemade presents. These aren’t necessarily items you’ll put on display, such as painted Christmas décor or beaded plant holders, but perhaps more like items you’ll consume. Peanut brittle is one of them. Often overlooked as a delicious and easy-to-make treat throughout the rest of the year, this tasty recipe has been pulled out of the archives every Christmas for decades! Your aunts and uncles, not to mention your grandparents, probably appreciated this type of candy, and now your children and grandchildren can too!

Shared by Dash of Sanity on their web compilation of tasty and delicious dishes, this recipe for peanut brittle has been passed down from generations before, just like we here in Texas do with our beloved family concoctions and creations. Made simply with basic ingredients and done in an old-fashioned type way, this treat will come out just like your grandma used to make. “I remember when I called my grandma up {she is now 94-years young} and asking her for the recipe. The very first thing she said to me was to make sure I wore very good oven mitts because otherwise I would burn my hands. She also noted that I should use oven mitts that I don’t care about just in case I need to throw them away. Okay, at this point I will be honest I was scared. Scared that I was A – going to massively screw up and B – burn myself. Both ugly situations,” wrote Sandra of Dash of Sanity.

Peanut Brittle

Peanut Brittle is the Christmas Treat that Delights Even the Biggest Grinch


Key ingredients for this recipe include:


Corn Syrup


Baking Soda



Spanish Peanuts


Dash of Sanity shares the full ingredient listing, all measurements, and the step-by-step instructions for making this peanut brittle recipe at the link available here. Sandra, the contributor, states the necessity of caution when baking, as this candy-making process can become considerably hot at times. But the outcome of that unique crunch and peanut taste is unmistakable when success is achieved!