Vegan Peanut Brittle

Vegan Peanut Brittle

This recipe for vegan peanut brittle is a wonderful treat to whip up any time of year, and it has so many options for variations.
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  • Serves: 20 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Grease a large cookie sheet using either butter or coconut oil. You can also line a large cookie sheet with a nonstick silicone mat. I don’t recommend using parchment paper as candy can sometimes stick to it.
  3. Step 3

    In a small bowl, mix together baking soda and cinnamon. In a separate container, measure out your peanuts and make sure you have your vanilla extract handy.
  4. Step 4

    In a medium-sized saucepan, combine the sugar, corn syrup, water, and margarine. Over medium heat, and stirring occasionally with wooden spoon, bring the mixture to a boil.
  5. Step 5

    Once it has started boiling, add the raw peanuts.
  6. Step 6

    Bring the mixture back up to boil and keep on medium heat until candy mixture reaches 300 F on your candy thermometer, or hard crack stage using a cold water test. (If syrup from pot is dropped into a shallow glass of cold water, it should immediately turn to the consistency of peanut brittle, and not bend).
  7. Step 7

    Remove from heat and immediately add the baking soda/cinnamon mixture and vanilla. Stir well and pour onto the prepared cookie sheet. Wait a few minutes, until candy is cool enough to handle, and pull gently with your hands to desired thickness.
  8. Step 8

    Let cool completely and then break into individual pieces.