Lyle's Cracking Peanut Brittle

Lyle's Cracking Peanut Brittle

Salty. Sweet. And sticky enough for everyone. Crunchy intense flavour -– that goes perfectly with ice cream too.


Enough for 10


25 minutes


30 minutes


  • 60g unsalted butter
  • 185g Tate & Lyle Fairtrade Golden Caster Sugar
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 200g Lyle's Golden Syrup
  • 200g salted peanuts


Create this cracking little treat:

  1. Pop the butter, Golden Caster Cane Sugar and water in a pan over a gentle heat. Keep stirring all the time, until the butter melts.
  2. Add the smooth warmth of Lyle's Golden Syrup and keep stirring over the heat until the sugar melts.
  3. Stir continuously and bring the sticky mixture back to a gentle boil.
  4. Test by dropping just a tiny bit into a small bowl of ice-cold water -– if it immediately hardens, you'’re ready to add the peanuts. (If not, continue to boil and test again.)
  5. Pop in the peanuts and continue to stir. The little nuts will cool the syrup a little, so test again in more ice-cold water. When the brittle mixture hardens immediately in the water, it'’s ready.
  6. Carefully pour the mixture onto a lightly greased baking tray and leave to harden for about 30 minutes.
  7. The fun part: smash into pieces with a toffee hammer or with the handle of a heavy knife.



Enjoy immediately, or keep for any occasion - this cake keeps well.