Candy Brittle Recipes

Looking for peanut 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: 3.75 stars
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: 4.72 stars
I have used this for years and it is very good; much easier than the traditional method and tastes just as good.

Peppermint Brittle

Rating: 4.67 stars
A Christmastime treat! This holiday confection is gobbled up quickly by guests, and it is so easy to make. The cool crunch of peppermint with creamy white chocolate is a divine combination.

Hot Cinnamon Peanut Brittle

Rating: 4.17 stars
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: 4.73 stars
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.

Easy Microwave Cashew Brittle

Rating: 4.73 stars
This recipe is so fast and easy, you won't believe how good it tastes!

Old-Fashioned Peanut Brittle

Rating: 4.32 stars
Old-fashioned peanut brittle just like Grandma used to make--simple and good!!

Microwave Bacon Brittle

Rating: 4.3 stars
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: 4.45 stars
This is a wonderful recipe but you should only make it once a year, because you can't stop eating it.

Peanut Brittle

Rating: 4.57 stars
My Aunt Joyce taught my mother how to make this and she taught me.

Pumpkin Seed Brittle

This quick and easy pumpkin seed brittle is addictive and makes a great food gift, too.

Grandma Myrna's Honey-Walnut Brittle

Rating: 4.33 stars
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
Want a change from peanut brittle? Try this five-star cashew version instead.

Peanut Brittle

Rating: Unrated
"OMG this is the first time I made peanut brittle…can't stop eating it. Best ever!" – ursula

Maple-Pecan Brittle

Rating: 3.83 stars

A unique twist on peanut brittle. I mixed the seasonal flavors of maple and pecans and it turned out beautifully. The brittle has a slightly buttery taste to it from the nuts and a warmth from the maple.