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5 from 7 votes

Maple Peanut Brittle

No holiday cookie tray is complete without this delicious Maple Peanut Brittle! It gives you all the flavor of traditional peanut brittle with just a touch of maple. Plus it's ready in just 25 minutes! 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Maple Peanut Brittle
Servings: 36
Calories: 95kcal
Author: Jamielyn Nye


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 cups Spanish peanuts (salted peanuts work too)
  • 2 teaspoons maple extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda


  • Line a rimmed baking sheet with a Silpat liner and set aside.
  • In a pot add sugar, light corn syrup and water. Set over medium heat and stir constantly until the mixture starts to boil.
  • Once the mixture starts to boil stop stirring and let the mixture boil. Using a candy thermometer, test the mixture (or clip the thermometer to the side of the pot) until it reaches 285 degrees. Once it’s reaches 285 degrees stir in the peanuts and let the mixture cook for a few minutes longer until it reaches 300 degrees.
  • Once it’s reaches 300 degrees take the pot of the stove and quickly stir in the maple extract and baking soda.
  • Pour the mixture out onto the Silpat lined sheet pan and spread out the mixture as thin as you can get it. It will be sticky so it’s ok if it doesn’t get super thin.
  • Allow to cool completely, then snap into pieces. Enjoy! 


Calories: 95kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Sodium: 38mg | Potassium: 61mg | Sugar: 12g | Calcium: 1% | Iron: 1.9%