Can You Freeze Peanut Brittle? Best Storage Tips


Can you freeze peanut brittle? That’s a good question and the answer might come in handy when you’re considering storage options for homemade peanut brittle or even store-bought peanut brittle.

amish peanut brittle

We’ve included step by step instructions for how to freeze peanut brittle as well as our favorite peanut brittle recipe.

What is Peanut Brittle?

Peanut brittle is somewhat of an old-fashioned candy that’s made on a sheet pan. It’s a delicious treat any time of year and is especially well known during the Holiday season.

This flat candy is made with your favorite kind of salty peanut along with syrup and a few other ingredients. It’s known to be so delicious, airy, and crisp that it’s a homemade candy recipe you’ll want to be sure to repeat.

Peanut Brittle Recipe

We’ve written down our favorite recipe for Amish Peanut Brittle here.

To make it, you’ll need a few simple ingredients such as water, sugar, corn syrup, butter, the best peanut option, baking soda, vanilla, and salt. Our recipe doesn’t use peanut butter.

We also recommend using a rimmed baking sheet, oven mitts and a good candy thermometer. These tools will give you the best results.

amish peanut brittle stack

To make this great recipe, you’ll heat the sugar mixture over medium heat to high heat until it reaches just the right temperature. You’ll want it to reach the hard crack stage to give it that nice crisp and crunchy texture.

Once the candy has cooled, you can crack it and prepare it for storage.

Can You Freeze Peanut Brittle?

Yes, freezing peanut brittle is a good idea as far as a long-term solution is concerned for lengthening the shelf life of your sheet candy.

We’ll even tell you how to do it without getting freezer burn and for the best results possible. So, gather up your best airtight storage containers and let’s get started.

How To Freeze Peanut Brittle?

One of the biggest benefits of freezing peanut brittle is that it will help it to last a long time, compared to storing it at room temperature.

You might be tempted to toss all of your cooled and broken peanut brittle candy in a ziplock bag and put it straight in the freezer. But we don’t recommend that.

amish peanut brittle crumbled

The best way to freeze your peanut brittle is by using an airtight container and wax paper. After the candy has cooled, break it into bite sized pieces or smaller pieces if desired.

Then place a layer of wax paper in the bottom of the airtight container. Spread a single layer of candy on the wax paper. Then place another sheet of wax paper on top of the layer of candy. Continue the layering process using wax paper and candy until you’ve packaged all the candy.

Place the filled airtight container in the freezer. Pull out the desired amount of candy at a time, placing the remainder back in the freezer. We recommend using the candy within 2 months for the best quality.

How To Store Peanut Brittle?

Perhaps you’d rather not freeze your peanut brittle because you don’t have extra freezer space, or whatever the case might be. But you want to know how to store it to maximize shelf life. There are some other options.

Room Temperature

You can store peanut brittle at room temperature for up to two weeks after it’s been made. We recommend layering the candy with parchment paper or wax paper between the single layers of candy to help keep it from sticking together.

amish peanut brittle crumbled

You can also place the layers, using the paper in between, in a plastic container with a lid or glass jar.

The candy should be kept in a dry place, such as the kitchen counter.  


You can store peanut brittle in the freezer for up to 2 months, using our step-by-step instructions above for how to freeze peanut brittle.


We don’t recommend storing peanut brittle in the refrigerator because it causes condensation which tends to make the candy sticky and it all ends up sticking together.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Following are frequently asked questions that relate to can you freeze peanut brittle. If you have a question that’s not answered here, feel free to drop it to us in the comments box below and we’ll be happy to respond.

How long does peanut brittle last in the freezer?

We recommend using peanut brittle within two months for the best quality when storing it in the freezer.

amish peanut brittle cracked

How long does peanut brittle last in the fridge?

We don’t recommend storing peanut brittle in the refrigerator because it causes condensation which tends to make the candy very sticky and then it all sticks together.

How do you defrost peanut brittle?

There’s no need to defrost peanut brittle before eating it once it’s been frozen. It’s not like freezing some food items that need to be thawed before they’re eaten.

Instead, it can be eaten straight from the freezer without any compromise to the flavor or texture.

How do you save peanut brittle?

The best way to save peanut brittle is by storing it properly. We recommend storing it in the freezer for the longest shelf life.

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