Crunchy and delicious Keto Peanut Brittle is the dessert you need for all your holiday get-togethers. You won’t find an easier or more scrumptious peanut brittle recipe. Imagine eating your favorite festive treat, and it also happens to be low-carb, sugar-free, gluten-free, and grain-free.
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Eating peanut brittle has been a tradition in our family for as long as we can remember. It was my grandmother's favorite candy. It’s just something we grew up eating, and I didn’t want to give that up just because I eat low carb. There is always a solution to your favorite recipes; you just have to play around with the ingredients until you get it perfect. I can tell you that this keto peanut brittle is about to change the way you think about making homemade candy.
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If you have made a cooked caramel before, or any candy such as my Keto Toffee, you know that it can be hard to clean from the pan. I was amazed by how easy the pan was to clean after making this keto peanut brittle. Normally, it’s so hard to clean, and I consider tossing the pan, but not this time.
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What You’ll Need
You won’t believe that there are only 4 ingredients needed to make a batch of keto brittle. Let’s take a look.
- Butter - I use salted butter in this recipe.
- Heavy Cream - This can be called heavy cream or heavy whipping cream depending on the brand.
- Roasted Salted Peanuts - or nuts of your choice. If they are large pieces chop them first.
- Trim Healthy Mama Gentle Sweet or my sweetener made from a combination of xylitol, erythritol, and stevia.
How To Make Keto Peanut Brittle
Step One: Place parchment paper on a cookie sheet and set it aside.
Step Two: Add the butter, 3 tablespoons of heavy cream, and the sweetener to the pan.
Cook over medium-low until it’s thickened up and turns deep golden brown. This step takes around 10 minutes. Stir it frequently. I don't bother with a candy thermometer because you can tell just by the color and fragrance when this is done.
Expert Tip: If you notice that it doesn’t seem to be thickening up, you can go ahead and turn up the heat to medium or medium-high. If you turn up the heat you must stir it continually. It goes from perfect to burned in seconds.
Remove the mixture from the heat and add in the rest of the heavy cream. It will bubble up. Stir until it’s smooth.
Then mix in the peanuts or nuts of your choice. Carefully pour the brittle onto the baking sheet and put it in the fridge overnight. Break into pieces, serve, and enjoy!
If you love this recipe you should try my Peanut Butter Cake with Caramel Icing next!
Tips For Making Peanut Brittle
- Try to avoid making the peanut brittle when it’s super humid. This can greatly affect the peanut brittle and not turn out as well. So, choose a dry day and you should be okay.
- Using a high-quality non-stick pan, like Caraway, is a game-changer and will save you a HUGE headache when it’s time for cleanup.
- You can use your hands or even a wooden spoon to break apart the keto peanut brittle once it’s cooled.
How Do You Store Peanut Brittle?
Peanut brittle should always be kept in the fridge, or it will become too soft. Make sure it’s in a container that is sealed tight, and it will last 3-4 weeks. This makes a great gift for people for the holidays, especially since you can make it in advance.
Additionally, you can store the keto peanut brittle in the freezer too. It should be wrapped tight and in an airtight plastic or glass container. It will last up to 6 months in the freezer, so you can always have some on hand when a craving strikes.
Can I Use a Variety of Nuts?
Yep! We love to eat ours with just peanuts most of the time, but you can certainly add a mixture if you want. Hazelnuts, walnuts, pecans, and almonds are a lovely combination that you may enjoy. I love my Salted Chocolate Almond Brittle Bark as a variation on this.
Can I Make this into a Soft Caramel?
Yes, this can be a softer chewier candy if you add an extra tablespoon of cream and leave it at room temperature. It's chilling that hardens the candy into a brittle texture. At room temperature with the peanuts this almost tastes like a gluten free Snickers bar! You can cover it in melted sugar-free chocolate to really get to that flavor.
- 5 tablespoon butter
- 4 tablespoon heavy cream
- 1 cup roasted salted peanuts
- ½ cup Joy Filled Eats Sweetener (or see alternatives in recipe notes)
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Cook the butter, 3 tablespoon of the cream, and the sweetener. over medium-low heat until thickened and golden. This takes about 10 minutes. If it doesn't seem to be thickening you can turn up the heat to medium or medium-high but stir constantly. It can burn quickly.
- Remove immediately from the heat and add the reserved cream. Stir until smooth. Stir in the peanuts. Pour onto the parchment-lined tray and refrigerate overnight.