Microwave Oven Peanut Brittle

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I have used this for years and it is very good; much easier than the traditional method and tastes just as good.

close up view of Microwave Oven Peanut Brittle on a towel and in a basket
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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
1 pound

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups dry roasted peanuts

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • ½ cup light corn syrup

  • 1 pinch salt (Optional)

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

Directions

  1. Grease a baking sheet, and set aside. In a glass bowl, combine peanuts, sugar, corn syrup, and salt. Cook in microwave for 6 to 7 minutes on High (700 W); mixture should be bubbly and peanuts browned. Stir in butter and vanilla; cook 2 to 3 minutes longer.

  2. Quickly stir in baking soda, just until mixture is foamy. Pour immediately onto greased baking sheet. Let cool 15 minutes, or until set. Break into pieces, and store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

165 Calories
8g Fat
23g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 165
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 91mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 3g
Calcium 9mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 91mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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