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Peanut brittle


This is one of the recipes from Nigella Christmas I wanted to try immediately when I bought the book 7 years ago. But for some strange reason, I never had a go at it.

Having started this blog, I felt I HAD to make it for this Christmas.

And it turned out to be as yummy as I thought it would 7 years ago.



Peanut brittle


  • 200 g caster sugar
  • 60 ml water
  • 150 g golden syrup
  • 150 g salted peanuts
  • 5 tsp vanilla extract
  • 25 g soft butter
  • 1 ¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda


  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Put the sugar, water and syrup into a pan.
  • Bring to the boil gently, then turn up the heat and let it boil seriously for 10 minutes.
  • Take the pan off the heat and stir in the nuts, vanilla, butter and bicarbonate of soda.
  • Pour the mixture onto the parchment paper and spread out with a wooden spoon.
  • Leave to cool.
  • Break into pieces and store in an airtight container.peanut brittle


  • You can make this up to 1 week before eating it. But I bet mine won’t keep that long!



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