Super easy to make and tastes great. No need for a candy thermometer!

Amy B
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Spray a baking sheet and a wooden spoon with cooking spray.

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  • Mix sugar and corn syrup together in a microwaveable bowl safe for high temperatures.

  • Heat sugar mixture in microwave on high for 5 minutes.

  • Stir peanuts and butter into sugar mixture. Heat in microwave until mixture becomes a caramel color, 3 to 4 minutes.

  • Mix baking soda and vanilla extract into syrup until smooth and foam has dissipated. Spread candy onto the prepared baking sheet using the sprayed wooden spoon. Work quickly; candy hardens fast. Let stand until cool. Break into pieces to serve.

Nutrition Facts

439.3 calories; 8.7 g protein; 62.3 g carbohydrates; 5.1 mg cholesterol; 537.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2013
I love peanut brittle and found this recipe to be a wonderful way to make it fast and very easily. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/24/2014
This recipe is difficult to say the least... In my opinion at least! I tried it 3 times adjusting times to my 1800 watt microwave and it burned the first 2 times and was too chewy the third time. I then tried a stovetop version and it seemed easier and came out perfect. Read More
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101 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 77
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2013
I love peanut brittle and found this recipe to be a wonderful way to make it fast and very easily. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2013
I don't bake much and I've never made candy but this reciepe was really easy! I actually made a second batch wondering if the first great batch had been a lucky "fluke"..but Nope! the second batch was just as good and with very little time involved! Be sure to spray your mixing spoon or else the candy kinda clumps on the spoon while stirringThe candy also gets rock hard in the glass mixing bowl once it dries (which is IMMEDIATELY!)..But just soak the dish and spoons in GOT soapy water and it'll soften and wash right offs. Speaking as an amateur..this reciepe is really EASY! Good luck! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2013
This was easy tasty and beautiful to look at. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2014
Excellent! Try using honey roasted peanuts for a great variety of taste. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2014
One tip I would give and we have done it this way for a while now. Put butter on the cookie sheet and warm it in the oven until ready. spread the butter all over the cookie sheet before you pour the brittle. The peanut brittle will not stick to the pan and clean up is easier. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/23/2014
This recipe is difficult to say the least... In my opinion at least! I tried it 3 times adjusting times to my 1800 watt microwave and it burned the first 2 times and was too chewy the third time. I then tried a stovetop version and it seemed easier and came out perfect. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2014
Made this the 1st time last year. Made over 30 batches..took to parties & family gatherings & everyone that tried it said it was the best brittle they'd ever had. Also tried a different variation instead of peanuts used pecans & coconut & it was wonderful too. family liked it so well I'm making more for Christmas eve family dinner this year. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/22/2015
Ive made micro- peanut brittle for years. This is almost the same recipe. Follow another persons idea and butter the trays, keep warm in oven at 200 til you need it. Also the corn syrup and sugar mix better if that bowl is warm too... Just wash it and have it warm that way. I check it after the 3-4 mins, still and add another 1-2 mins so it WILL harden. Dont, if yours is getting too dark. Also use good butter, a name brand... Others tend to scorch easier. Yumm... Making mine now!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2014
So easy to make and delicious! Yummy yum yum!!! A huge hit! Only tip is to pre measure everything so you can work quickly. Fast is the key word. Read More
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