Rating: 3.45 stars
42 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 10

This recipe was given to me by a friend quite a few years ago.

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prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
32
Yield:
2 pounds
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Ingredients

32
Original recipe yields 32 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a 3 quart casserole dish, combine the corn syrup, sugar and peanuts. Microwave on high for 12 minutes. Stir in butter and vanilla, cook on high for 4 minutes. Stir in baking soda.

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  • Pour onto buttered cookie sheet; cool and break into pieces.

Nutrition Facts

102 calories; protein 0.7g; carbohydrates 21.1g; fat 2.2g; cholesterol 1.9mg; sodium 90.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (40)

42 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 10
Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2004
I made this recipe in a Panasonic Inverter 1000 Watt microwave oven. I checked the candy at 6 9 and 11 minutes to make sure it was not burning then cooked one minute longer added the butter and vanilla and cooked 2 minutes longer added the baking soda and poured it out to cool. It turned out perfectly! What I did differently and I learned this last year making another microwave candy recipe is this: I use a fairly heavy large pottery mixing bowl to make candy in. Something like Pyrex will not work as well and often causes the candy to burn. Read More
(101)
Rating: 3 stars
12/20/2005
YES, FOR MOST HIGH POWERED MICROWAVES THE COOKING TIMES ARE FAR TOO EXTREME WHICH RESULTS IN BURNING...THE FOLLOWING IS A MORE ACCURATE ADJUSTMENT, BUT REMEMBER, ALL MICROWAVES ARE DIFFERENT AND IF YOU CHOOSE TO MAKE A SECOND BATCH IMMEDIATELY, YOU MAY HAVE TO ADJUST THE TIME AS THE MICROWAVE HAS ALREADY BEEN 'PRIMED' Butter a cookie sheet. Combine sugar and corn syrup in a 2 quart glass bowl and microwave on high 4 minutes. Stir in peanuts and microwave on high 3 1/2 minutes more, then stir in butter and vanilla and microwave for 1 1/2 minutes. Stir in baking soda until light and foamy. Pour onto cookie sheet and spread thin. Cool completely and break into pieces and serve. Read More
(93)
Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2007
We had problem with burning the peanut brittle becouse our microwave was a 1000 watts. So we cut the time down to 5 minutes instead of 12 minutes and then cooked for 1 1/2 minutes instead of 4 minutes and it didn't burn the peanut brittle. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2008
This recipe came in a book with my microwave in 1990 and it is a must every Christmas! So easy inexpensive and quick! Do make sure not to use utensils that will melt! Also heat the cookie sheet so it spreads thin. Read More
(30)
Rating: 4 stars
10/21/2002
This is so easy and so good! Note - I did reduce cooking time to 9 Min and then 3 min. I also tried it with almonds also producing great results. This is TOO HOT for kids to be working with. Boy talk about making a gift in a hurry! Do try it! Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2003
This recipe is the BEST! My microwave is very old the wattage is lower I am sure. The time was perfect. Perhaps the burned recipes are due to the higher wattages? Don't know but I did this and it came out perfect every time. Made it at my sis' house it would have burned if we hadn't been watching it. Her microwave was 1000 watts.??????? Hope this helps. Read More
(14)
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Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2006
THIS IS SO SIMPLE AND MMMMM GOOD. i WOULD CHECK THE WATTS ON YOUR MICROWAVE AND ADJUST TIME FOR HIGHER WATTS. TRY IT WITH PECANS. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2002
This was my first time ever making peanut brittle. OMG! It was so simple and it tastes fabulous. I highly recommend this recipe for the first time candy makers. You will be so impressed with yourself! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/06/2008
Good recipe BUT....Nothing on this recipe indicated the wattage of the microwave. This recipe cannot be cooked for 12 minutes on a newer high watt microwave after the total 16 minutes the mixture exploded out the bowl with the addition of the baking soda. The peanuts were already 'burnt smelling' when it came to 6 minutes on the timer. It tasted like marshmallows blackened over a campfire. I threw it all in the trash, and started over. I cooked it for only 6 min, THEN added the peanuts with the butter and vanilla. Cooked it for another 4 minutes....tested it with the old water trick then added the baking soda...Much Better....BUT....not nearly enough peanuts. I would put in like 2 cups for the amount of the candy mixture it makes. Read More
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