Everyone loves popcorn, so this holiday make this Peanut Brittle Popcorn Topping for the people on your list. It's sweet, salty and sure to be appreciated!

Peanut Brittle Popcorn Topping

Peanut Brittle Popcorn Topping makes an excellent holiday gift!

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 32 servings
Calories 70 kcal
Author Vintage Kitty


  • 1 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tbsp salted butter
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup peanut powder


  1. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper greased with small amount of vegetable oil.

  2. In a heavy bottomed two quart pot, combine sugar, corn syrup, salt and water.

  3. Over low heat, melt the butter and sugar while stirring constantly.

  4. Attach a candy thermometer to the pan, and turn up the burner to medium-high. 

  5. Stir constantly as the mixture boils, bring the syrup to hard crack stage (300 F).

  6. Once you've reached 300, turn off the heat and stir in the butter, baking soda and vanilla (the mixture will foam up).

  7. As soon as the butter has melted, pour brittle onto the prepared cookie sheet.

  8. Once the brittle has completely cooled and hardened, break it into small pieces and pulverize it in a food processor with the peanut powder until very fine.

  9. Store in an airtight jar until ready to use.

Recipe Notes

Makes about 2 cups of topping which I divided into 5 tall spice jars for gifting.