Sri Lankan Peanut Brittle

March 12, 2022

Sri Lankan Peanut Brittle

Every country has its own version of peanut brittle and this right here is the version all Lankan kids grew up with! So common a sweet, there isn’t a house or a corner shop in the country which doesn’t have this treat in stock.

Whip up a batch of this deliciousness for afternoon tea! Store and keep in an airtight container to add as a little gift for friends and family, or to take to those picnics!



  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cups of unsalted roasted peanuts
  • 130g palm sugar (or jaggery)
  • 120g caster sugar
  • 70g butter


  1. Combine the sugar in a non-stick frying pan over a low flame until the mixture turns a beautiful honey brown colour.
  2. Add the butter and mix through fast to ensure not to burn the mixture.
  3. Fold in the chopped roasted peanuts until peanuts are covered in mixture.
  4. Pour combined mixture into a greased and lined baking tray and set aside for 20-30 minutes until cooled and hardened.
  5. Snap off and enjoy!