Candy Brittle Recipes

Check out these microwave and stovetop recipes for peanut brittle, cashew brittle, almond brittle, and peppermint brittle, complete with ratings, reviews and how-to tips.

Staff Picks

Two Minute Peanut Brittle

Rating: 4 stars 12
This is a delicious brittle candy that you can whip up in just a couple of minutes. You can be creative with this and use toffee, pistachios, or other nuts.

Microwave Oven Peanut Brittle

Rating: 4.5 stars 1161
I have used this for years and it is very good; much easier than the traditional method and tastes just as good.
By Allrecipes Member

Peppermint Brittle

Rating: 4.5 stars 466
This peppermint brittle is a Christmastime treat! This holiday confection is gobbled up quickly by guests and is so easy to make. The cool crunch of peppermint with creamy white chocolate is a divine combination.
By Honda

Hot Cinnamon Peanut Brittle

Rating: 4 stars 13
This is a peanut brittle I concocted from several different recipes I have seen and used for peanut brittle over the years. It's a fun twist on the standard brittle and tastes like a mix between hot cinnamon candies and peanut brittle.

Mom's Best Peanut Brittle

Rating: 4.5 stars 1275
This is a wonderful peanut brittle that is easy to make and wows everyone! Have all the ingredients for this recipe measured out and ready. This recipe requires that you react quickly. You do not have time to measure ingredients in between steps.
By Allrecipes Member

Easy Microwave Cashew Brittle

Rating: 4.5 stars 15
This recipe is so fast and easy, you won't believe how good it tastes!

Old-Fashioned Peanut Brittle

Rating: 4.5 stars 52
Old-fashioned peanut brittle just like Grandma used to make--simple and good!!
By Del Lockamy

Microwave Bacon Brittle

Rating: 4.5 stars 10
I made this recipe for my husband and friends. It's a huge hit that I make every Christmas for gifts. It's perfect for any bacon lover. I personally think this tastes better the second day.

Microwave Peanut Brittle

Rating: 4.5 stars 581
This is a wonderful recipe but you should only make it once a year, because you can't stop eating it.
By Joyce

Peanut Brittle

Rating: 4.5 stars 212
My Aunt Joyce taught my mother how to make this and she taught me.
By Allrecipes Member

Pumpkin Seed Brittle

Rating: 1 stars 1
This quick and easy pumpkin seed brittle is addictive and makes a great food gift, too.
By Allrecipes Member

Grandma Myrna's Honey-Walnut Brittle

Rating: 4.5 stars 3
After several failed attempts at making homemade brittle, I finally got some sense and called my Grandma Myrna! She gave me this recipe for brittle made in the microwave, and I had instant success! The best tips she gave were to 'work quickly, have everything pre-measured out, and for goodness' sake, don't burn yourself!'

Inspiration and Ideas

Shorecook's Cashew Brittle
Rating: Unrated 34
Want a change from peanut brittle? Try this five-star cashew version instead.
Peanut Brittle
Rating: Unrated 212
"OMG this is the first time I made peanut brittle…can't stop eating it. Best ever!" – ursula