Paula Deen Peanut Brittle Recipe

Paula Deen Peanut Brittle Recipe

What can be more awesome than spending your summer days eating sweetest snacks? Not only as snacks but also as sweet desserts served after any of your favorite dishes, since they accompany the overall flavor to give you a delicious feeling.

The Paula Deen peanut brittle recipe is categorized among these amazing dishes that can make your boring appetite more flavorful.

Highly enriched with a buttery flavor and nutty fragrance is the secret behind the heavenly taste of brittle candy. Though it is named brownie or cake, there is a crispy layer on top that adds an extra kick to the overall taste. Let’s check out the microwave peanut brittle recipe to prepare it at home in no time.

How to Make Pecan Brittle?

If you are worried about the methods to make this yummy recipe without ruining its taste, then don’t be upset because we got your back. By arranging its required ingredients and following some simple steps, you can amaze your family by serving the most delicious dish.

So, let’s move on to the recipe:


1 ½ Cups of Sugar for the Sweetness

½ Cups of Corn Syrup for Enriched Taste

½ Tsp of Salt to Taste

1 Cup of Water

1 Cup of Salted Peanuts or Pecans (Any Choice)

2 Sticks of Unsalted Butter (Any Choice)

½ Tsp of Vanilla Extract

½ Tsp of Cinnamon (Grounded)

1 ½ Tsp of Baking Soda

Cooking Spray

Methods of Preparing Step by Step:

Step 1:

Let’s start making the brownie with inner nutty fillings. Pour water into a saucepan and start to heat. When the temperature gets high, add sugar and corn syrup to the boiling water.

Step 2:

Start to stir the water and sprinkle salt on top. Keep on stirring to thicken the corn syrup and mix with sugar and salt. When the mixture gets thick, add the vanilla extract to enhance the flavor of the brownie by giving an aromatic vanilla texture.

Step 3:

After that, add the chopped salted peanuts into the saucepan and stir for a couple of minutes. Make sure the peanuts are completely covered with the prepared syrup of the pecan brittle.

Step 4:

Then cover the saucepan and cook the mixture of peanuts for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, take the butter sticks and cut them into small cubes. In a separate bowl, take baking soda and add cinnamon to it.

Step 5:

Whisk them properly to get a smooth mixture. It will give a crispy outer layer to the brownie along with a buttery flavor.

After that, remove the cover of the saucepan and pour in butter sticks along with the prepared baking soda mixture.

Step 6:

Remove heat when the butter cubes get melted and start to whisk all the ingredients. Set the saucepan aside to thicken the mixture more. It will make the inner layer of the peanut brittle brownies fluffier and flavorful.

Step 7:

Now prepare a baking tray by placing parchment paper on the baking surface. Grease the top of the paper with cooking spray or melted butter. It will eliminate the chances of sticking or breaking down the brownie while removing it.

Step 8:

As soon as the brownie mixture gets thicken and browned, pour it on the prepared baking tray carefully. Then spread the pecan brittle with a spatula to align all the corners properly. After that, set the tray aside to cool it down.

Step 9:

When the brownie reaches room temperature, transfer the baking tray to the refrigerator and let it freeze for a couple of hours. It will freeze the inner syrup layer of the peanuts and will give a buttery outer crispy layer.

Finally, take out the tray and cut the peanut brittle with a knife in desired shapes. Transfer them to a serving bowl and the homemade pecan brittle is ready to be enjoyed.


This recipe can be one of the best-served dishes when it comes to sudden guest arrival, outdoor picnic, or even family programs. A combined taste of buttery crust and peanut inner layer full of corn and brownie taste made it more tempting.

Apart from this, the pecan brittle recipe can always ensure delicious memories with every spoon of it.

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