Peanut Molasses Brittle

Preparation info
  • Yield: About

    1¾ Pounds

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Craig Claiborne's Southern Cooking

By Craig Claiborne

Published 1987

  • About


  • 2 cups sugar
  • ½ cup molasses
  • ½ cup


  • Combine the sugar, molasses, and water in a saucepan and cook, stirring, until the sugar dissolves. Continue cooking over low heat until the temperature of 300 degrees is reached on a candy thermometer. Or test a few drops of syrup in cold water. It should be very brittle.
  • Remove the saucepan from the heat. Stir in the butter and beat in the baking soda. Add the p