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Easy Microwave Peanut Brittle Recipe
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Easy Microwave Peanut Brittle

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

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    8 mins

    18 mins


  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.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 04, 2013

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

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 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.

Sep 29, 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!

Feb 11, 2013

This was easy, tasty and beautiful to look at.

Jan 10, 2014

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

Dec 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.

Dec 22, 2013

Very easy! Tastes as good as my Grandfather's used to!!

Dec 21, 2014

This was so easy and good that after I made one batch, I had to make another. The directions are perfect! I was worried it might stick to the pan so I might have over spayed the cookie sheet which made the brittle coated on the bottom side. I just took it out and laid it on paper towels to absorb it. I'll make this every year for Christmas and maybe other times for when we're in the mood. YUM!


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  • Calories
  • 439 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 62.3 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol
  • 5 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 20.1 g
  • 31%
  • Fiber
  • 2.9 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 8.7 g
  • 17%
  • Sodium
  • 537 mg
  • 21%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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