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Easy Microwave Peanut Brittle

Amy B

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

18 m servings 439 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings

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  1. Spray a baking sheet and a wooden spoon with cooking spray.
  2. Mix sugar and corn syrup together in a microwaveable bowl safe for high temperatures.
  3. Heat sugar mixture in microwave on high for 5 minutes.
  4. Stir peanuts and butter into sugar mixture. Heat in microwave until mixture becomes a caramel color, 3 to 4 minutes.
  5. 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


Per Serving: 439 calories; 20.1 g fat; 62.3 g carbohydrates; 8.7 g protein; 5 mg cholesterol; 537 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I love peanut brittle and found this recipe to be a wonderful way to make it fast and very easily.

Most helpful critical review

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...

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I love peanut brittle and found this recipe to be a wonderful way to make it fast and very easily.

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 b...

This was easy, tasty and beautiful to look at.

Excellent! Try using honey roasted peanuts for a great variety of taste.

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...

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 p...

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 variatio...

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 su...

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.