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golden crunchy peanut brittle shards on tra lined with greaseproof paper
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Peanut Brittle

Crunchy old fashioned peanut brittle recipe made without any refined sugar. This recipe is healthy, vegan, gluten-free and requires just 4 ingredients. Ready to eat in minutes.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: candy, nuts, peanuts
Servings: 20 pieces
Calories: 90kcal
Author: Reena Sharma


  • 5 tbsp maple syrup
  • 200 g coconut sugar
  • 4 tbsp water
  • 150 g roasted peanuts
  • 1 tsp sea salt


  • In a saucepan, place sugar, syrup and water and allow to boil once the sugar has dissolved.
  • Continue to boil on a medium heat until the mixture reaches hard crack stage. You can check by dripping a little into a cup of cold water. If the syrup remains soft and toffee-like it needs a bit longer. If it immediately becomes hard and brittle once in contact with the cold water, it’s ready.
  • Add the peanuts and mix, ensuring to work quickly.
  • Remove from the heat once peanuts are fully incorporated into the sugar mix and pour out quickly but carefully onto a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper.
  • Allow to cool at room temperature and store in a dry place.


  • Coconut sugar can be replaced with brown sugar (or white sugar but will no longer be refined sugar-free)
  • Maple syrup can be replaced with another syrup (but may not remain vegan or refined sugar-free)
  • Peanut brittle can last up to 2 months in an airtight jar stored in a cool place but if in contact with moisture, will not last so long


Calories: 90kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 169mg | Potassium: 69mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg